Once chanced to meet a Lamb, astray,
And seeking, for appearance' sake,
A Plausible Excuse to take
Its life, addressed it thus, "I hear
You slandered me one day last year."
"I?" cried the Lamb, "indeed, sir, no!
I was not born a year ago!"
"Well," snapped the Wolf, "I understand
You eat the grass upon my land.?
"You are mistaken, sir, I am
Too young for grass," replied the Lamb.
"No matter!" growled the Wolf, "one thing
I know, you drink from out my Spring."
Once more the Lamb the charge denied.
"Milk is my only food," he cried.
"Well, mine is Lamb! So now I'll sup!"
Shouted the Wolf - and ate him up.
Source: Herford Aesop 47.
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