The Kid and the Wolf

A kid that had strayed from the herd was pursued by a wolf. When she saw all other hope of escape cut off, she turned round to the wolf and said, "I must allow indeed that I am your victim, but as my life is now but short, let it be a merry one. Do you pipe for a while, and I will dance."

While the wolf was piping and the kid was dancing, the dogs hearing the music ran up to see what was going on, and the wolf was glad to take himself off as fast as his legs would carry him.

He who steps out of his way to play the fool must not wonder if he misses the prize.