The Wolf, the Fox, and the Ape

A wolf accused a fox of theft, but he entirely denied the charge. An ape undertook to judge the matter between them. When each had fully stated his case, the ape pronounced this sentence: "I do not think you, wolf, ever lost what you claim, and I do believe you, fox, to have stolen what you so stoutly deny."

The dishonest, if they act honestly, get no credit.