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Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)

158. The Shepherd and the Dog (Perry 365)

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?'


George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project Gutenberg. Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google Books.