Today with Kara

Tea for Two ~ God and You

June 4, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — xapa21 @ 8:07 am

June 4 is…

A boy employed to tend the sheep despised his work, he liked to sleep.
And when a lamb was lost, he’d shout: “Wolf wolf! The wolves are all about!”
The neighbors searched from noon till nine but of the beast there was no sign.
Yet “WOLF!” cried the boy, next morning, when the villagers came out again.

One evening around six o’clock, a real wolf fell upon the clock.
“Wolf!” yelled the boy. “A wolf indeed!” But no one paid him any heed.
And though he screamed to wake the dead, “He’s fooled us every time.” they said.
“Let the hungry wolf enjoy his feast of mutton, lamb, and boy.”

The moral’s this, the man who’s wise does not defend himself with lies.
Liars are not believed, forsooth. Even when liars tell the truth.

My very favorite of Aesop’s fables, which I memorized in 6th grade, and still can quote!

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