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Author: Aesop

Translated into English
  by George Fyler Townsend - 1867

Source: Aesop's Fables (nr. 296)

Based on Λύκος καὶ ἀρνίον εἰς ἱερὸν καταφυγόν.

Country of origin: Greece


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The Lamb and the Wolf

Aesop / George Fyler Townsend

A WOLF pursued a Lamb, which fled for refuge to a certain Temple. The Wolf called out to him and said, "The Priest will slay you in sacrifice, if he should catch you." On which the Lamb replied, "It would be better for me to be sacrificed in the Temple than to be eaten by you."