Aeosp's Fables: The Wolf Fails To Deceive the Horse
A tricky old wolf once entered a farm, And seeing oats growing, he put on his charm,
So, calmly pretending that he meant no harm,
He spoke to a horse in his stall.
Sir Horse, I do hope you are comfortably fed, But in case you are hungry and famished instead, There are oats by the ton in one field, he said, And I ate none so you'd have all.
Now the horse knew quite well that the wolf hated oats And cared nothing for horses -- or cattle or goats, And in fact was well known for attacking their throats, So he couldn't resist ridicule:
"Sir Wolf", he said, Don't think me over-suspicious Were I to suspect there was something malicious In your lying claim you find oats delicious.
"BEGONE! Do you think me a fool?"