Sunday, January 17, 2010


A wolf came upon a lamb straying from the flock, and felt some compunction about taking the life of so helpless a creature without some plausible excuse; so he cast about for a grievance and said at last, "Last year, sirrah, you grossly insulted me." "That is impossible, sir," bleated the Lamb, "for I wasn't born then." "Well," retorted the Wolf, "you feed in my pastures." "That cannot be," replied the Lamb, "for I have never yet tasted grass." "You drink from my spring, then," continued the Wolf. "Indeed, sir," said the poor Lamb, "I have never yet drunk anything but my mother's milk." "Well, anyhow," said the Wolf, "I'm not going without my dinner": and he sprang upon the Lamb and devoured it without more ado.


  1. The lamb is a symbol of innocence and purity.
    The wolf is a symbol for danger - but also for a powerful protector (Romulus and Remus).
    The end of this story could therefore be quite a different ...

  2. You might think, the wolf wasn´t really hungry. Why should he start this useless conversation! The reason ist the following: The day before, his wife had told him about a new implementation of a further commandment. Up to this day wolfes only had 10. This eleventh said: Violent conflicts have to be handled as lawsuits with investigation, interrogation, reversing, revoking, confirming…… until the final settlement of the judgement, confirmed by supreme court. In fact, our wolf was very hungry, but he liked ceremonies as being outlined by commandments.

  3. @Tanja Schneider

    The wolf is a powerful symbol of protection. That's probably the reason why the town of Wolfsburg got its name.

    If one considers the founding myth of Rome and MK's fable one might think that realistically to be protected by a wolf one has firstly to be generated by Mars himself and secondly the wolf has to be a female. Like, only if a human being has some martial, wolfish qualities and only if the wolf has some human treats, then it is possible that a predator brings up a child.

    But in reality just the wolf (obviously female) is the animal which quite often - and more often than other animals - has fed and protected a child.

    Very worth reading is Itard's description of Victor of Aveyron.