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Baby's Own Aesop (1887)

62. The Ungrateful Wolf (Perry 156)

To the Wolf, from whose throat the Crane
Drew the bone, his long bill made it plain
He expected his fee:
Snarled Wolf - "Fiddle de dee,
Be thankful your head's out again."

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The Baby's Own Aesop (verse fables by W.J. Linton), 1887. Illustrations by Walter Crane. Available online at International Children's Digital Library.