The Wolf and the Goat

The Wolf and the Goat
Aesop's Fables - The Wolf and the Goat

A wolf once found a goat calmly grazing in the grass in a green meadow surrounded by rolling hills. The wolf was starving and in need of food. Being a voracious predator, the wolf was unable to resist the urge and chose to try to capture the goat for his next meal.

He then made his way over to the goat and said, "Oh, you sweet goat, you look happy and healthy. I can't help but feel a little peckish because of your beautiful coat and powerful horns. Could you kindly give me a little bit of your meat? I assure you that I will be appreciative and won't bother you again."

The goat, a perceptive and intelligent creature, saw through the wolf's ruse and deceit. She was aware that the wolf desired to consume her and would not be content with a meager portion of her flesh.

The goat responded ingeniously, "Oh my darling wolf, you appear to be starving and underweight. I can't help but feel a little sorry for you because of your matted fur and pointed fangs. However, I'm afraid I can't offer you any of my meat because it's all I have to eat. You might be able to locate something else to eat, though, if you're very hungry. There is a lot of grass and herbs in the meadow, and the forest is full of berries and nuts. You'll be able to locate something to sate your appetite, I'm confident."

When the wolf realized the cunning goat had outwitted him and won, he became angry and disappointed. He was aware of his ignorance and avarice, and that he ought to have exercised more caution.

The lesson of the story is that we should not act in a selfish or avaricious manner and that we should carefully consider the effects of our decisions. We should be wise and considerate, respecting other people's property and rights, rather than attempting to take or obtain things that do not belong to us or that may cause harm or trouble to others. In order to respect others' rights and property, we should always be wise and considerate.