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Author: Aesop

Translated into English
  by George Fyler Townsend - 1867

Source: Aesop's Fables (nr. 158)

Based on Ποιμὴν λύκον εἰς μάνδραν εἰσάγων καὶ κύων

Country of origin: Greece


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The Shepherd and the Dog

Aesop / George Fyler Townsend

A SHEPHERD penning his sheep in the fold for the night was about to shut up a wolf with them, when his Dog perceiving the wolf said, "Master, how can you expect the sheep to be safe if you admit a wolf into the fold?'