Wolf and the Kid
Posted October 7, 2012on:
Long time back a farmer had a very big farm. He raised goats in that farm. Goats had their kids (baby goats) also. A very active, strong and playful kid among them, loved to climb on the roof of the farm.
He felt in high spirits to be there on the top. Rest of the goats and kids stayed below feeling jealous of him.
“Look at me mother,” he would leap and say “You are afraid to come up here, where I am, but I am not.” The other goats and kids took did not like his boasting.
One day a wolf passed by the farmhouse. He gave one look at the kid on the roof but as it was out of his reach so the kid was safe.
The kid seeing the wolf go away, laughed and teasingly said: “Why don’t you try to come up and catch me? Don’t have the guts to come up?”
The wolf stopped, looked up again, and called back: “It is not you who say such words to me, but, it’s the place where you stand.”
Moral of the Story: If you must insult your neighbor, first, make sure that he cannot reach you.