Short Stories » The Wolf and the Lamb
It was a little lamb, accompanied by a flock of sheep to a grazing land. As the flock was grazing the green grass, the little lamb, which was so mischievous, was wandering here and there. It saw fresh grass at a distance and separated from the crew to enjoy the fresh bites.
It came across a long way from its group and was eating the fresh and delicious grass unaware of the fact that it was closely followed by a wolf!
When the lamb realized that it lost its way and was far away from the flock, it decided to join them. However, the lamb was stunned to see a hungry and cunning wolf standing behind it.
The lamb realized that there is no option left except to surrender itself to the wolf.
The lamb asked the wolf, ‘Are you going to eat me?’
The wolf said, ‘Yes, at any cost!’
The lamb said again, ‘But can you please wait for some more time? I eat a lot of grass now and my stomach is filled with grass. If you eat me now, you will feel like eating grass!
The wolf agreed, ‘Oh yes I will wait. You are here before me and I can wait for some time!’
The lamb thanked.
After sometime, the wolf got ready to kill lamb, but the lamb stopped him.
‘Dear wolf, please wait for some more time. The grass is yet to get digest. If you eat me now, you will see a lot of grass in my stomach! Let me dance and it will be digested easily.’
The little lamb danced crazily and carefully and moved the foot towards the group. Suddenly the lamb stopped dancing.
Wolf enquired what happen. ‘See, remove this bell tied to my neck and rang it as fast as you can, so that I will dance faster and the food will digest very sooner’
The wolf, with the desire to eat the lamb removed the bell tied to the lamb’s neck and shaked it speedily.
Meanwhile, shepherd was searching for the little lamb and heard the bell sound. He saw the wolf and the lamb. He ran towards wolf with a stick. Seeing the shepherd with a stick, the wolf ran away, and the lamb was saved!
Physical strength isn’t just sufficient. Sometimes, weaker people with smart mind can overcome the physically strong ones!