The Wolf and the Lion

One day a wolf seized a sheep from a fold and was carrying it home to his own den. He met a lion that straightway laid hold of the sheep and bore it away. The wolf, standing at a distance, cried out that it was a great shame and that the lion had robbed him of his own. The lion laughed and said, "I suppose, then, that it was your good friend the shepherd who gave it to you."