English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 25. The Kid and the Wolf

A kid (young goat) is warned to avoid the edge of the field near the forest, because of the danger posed by a wolf. As it grows older, the kid thinks that it need not heed the advice. One day it goes to eat the grass there, which is particularly sweet. It does not notice the rest of the herd, with its guard dogs, leaving.

Left alone in the field, the kid is cornered by the wolf. The kid flatters the wolf into thinking it has a beautiful singing voice. In fact, the wolf makes a terrible noise when it sings, and attracts the attention of the guard dogs, who return to save the kid. The wolf curses itself for not eating the kid when it had the chance.

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