Aesop's Fable Friday
A Wolf was drinking at the head of a river when he saw a Lamb at a small distance downstream. Having decided to eat her, he needed to cause a quarrel.
"How dare you spoil my water?", he demanded.
"How can I spoil the water, since it goes from you to me, not me to you?", asked the Lamb.
"Never mind that", said the Wolf, "a year ago you called me many bad names!"
"A year ago I was not even born yet!", said the trembling Lamb.
"Well', replied the Wolf, "if it wasn't you, it was your father. It's no use trying to talk me out of my supper"; and he grabbed upon the helpless Lamb and ate her.
Moral of the story: The tyrant always finds an excuse to injure the innocent.
It also goes to show that it is no use trying to reason with a tyrant, doesn't it?!