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The Wolves and the Sheep

"The Wolves and the Sheep" is one of Aesop's fables emphasizing the theme of deception and trust. In this tale, the wolves propose peace to the sheep and, as a sign of good faith, suggest the sheep give up their watchdogs. The naive sheep agree, only to be promptly devoured by the wolves. The fable serves as a timeless reminder against blindly trusting those who historically present harm.


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A pack of Wolves lurked near the Sheep pasture. But the Dogs kept them all at a respectful distance, and the Sheep grazed in perfect safety. But now the Wolves thought of a plan to trick the Sheep. "Why is there always this hostility between us?" they said. "If it were not for those Dogs who are always stirring up trouble, I am sure we should get along beautifully. Send them away and you will see what good friends we shall become." The Sheep were easily fooled. They persuaded the Dogs to go away, and that very evening the Wolves had the grandest feast of their lives. Do not give up friends for foes.
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Aesop

Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller and fabulist, known for his collection of fables. His fables often featured animals as characters and conveyed moral lessons or wisdom through short narratives. Some of his most famous fables include "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "The Fox and the Grapes." These timeless stories continue to be widely read and adapted to this day. more…

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