Aesop's Fables (Joseph Jacobs)
Jacobs 39. The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing (Perry
A Wolf found great difficulty in getting at the sheep owing to the vigilance
of the shepherd and his dogs. But one day it found the skin of a sheep
that had been flayed and thrown aside, so it put it on over its own pelt
and strolled down among the sheep. The Lamb that belonged to the sheep,
whose skin the Wolf was wearing, began to follow the Wolf in the Sheep's
clothing; so, leading the Lamb a little apart, he soon made a meal off
her, and for some time he succeeded in deceiving the sheep, and enjoying
Appearances are deceptive.
Fables of Aesop, by Joseph Jacobs with illustrations by
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