1 City mouse...
2 The bald knight
3 A man is undone
4 The peace-loving sun
5 An astrologer suffers
6 The wise wasp
7 The little mice
8 The thirsty crow
9 The canny dog
10 The wounded wolf
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9. The Canny Dog Out-Smarts the Thief
A thief crept close to a house one night
Where a canny dog stood guard,
The dog smelled meat!--It was tossed by the thief
As he tiptoed through the yard.
"BEGONE"! You contemptible thief!"
barked the dog,
And the crook turned and ran, full of fright.
He looked like a thief,
said the canny dog,
And his gifts made me SURE I was right!
MORAL: Always be suspicious of an overly generous gift.
from the book Prayers and Fables and the forthcoming book Aesop's Best: 80 Fables in Verse by William Cleary