Fables - Translated by George Fyler Townsend

Aesop

The Kid And The Wolf


A KID standing on the roof of a house, out of harm's way, saw a Wolf passing by and immediately began to taunt and revile him. The Wolf, looking up, said, "Sirrah! I hear thee: yet it is not thou who mockest me, but the roof on which thou art standing." Time and place often give the advantage to the weak over the strong.