1 Some timid bunnies
2 The hare outruns
3 The lion is ashamed
4 Grandma ewe
5 A fool scolds
6 The wolf fails
7 A canny bat
8 A gullible wolf
9 The amorous lion
10 Some revelers
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8. A Gullible Wolf Is Scared Away
A hungry wolf crept through the woods
One night as quiet as a mouse,
Until he heard a crying child
Within a woodsman's tiny house.
Sweet Babe, don't cry!
he heard them plead,
You've had what sweets we can provide!
Shhh! Please be still! You'll bring the wolf!
PERHAPS A WOLF IS RIGHT OUTSIDE!
The child grew still, turned white with fear,
And mother blushed to use deceit.
The wolf, quite sure that he'd
Ran off like he had wings for
MORAL: Our fears are often foolish.
from the book Praying Your Story and the forthcoming book Aesop's Best: 80 Fables in Verse by William Cleary