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Wolf and Dog
By: K. Sean Buvala

The Wolf and the Dog-
An adaptation from an Aesop Fable.

A wolf and a dog went out for a walk.

The Dog said to the Wolf, "Brother wolf, you look so thin! How can you be happy when you are so thin? You should come live with me and my master. I eat everyday and I never want for food."

The wolf thought for a moment and replied, "Yes, you are probably right. Why should I be out here in the wild scrounging for food when someone else will give it to me? And you are so well fed. It is decided, I will come to live with you."

"Good," said the dog, "then follow me."

As the dog walked ahead, the wolf saw that there was a spot around the dog’s neck where the fur had been worn off.

"Brother Dog, " asked the wolf, "why do you have that patch around your neck where there is no fur?"

The dog slowed down, stopped and turned to the wolf with sadness in his eyes.

"That is where they place the leather leash around my neck every night. They do this so they can control me and keep me in my place while they sleep." replied the Dog, none too eagerly.

"Never!" said the wolf as he began to trot back into the forest. "I would rather be starving and free than to be fat and a slave."

And with that the Wolf vanished back into the forest.

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Name: K. Sean Buvala
Website: http://www.storyteller.net/tellers/sbuvala
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