~ 57. The Wolves and their Allies ~
The wolves were ready to raid the sheep, if only they could get rid of the watchdogs.
They sought out the most wolf-like individuals among the dogs and said, "Surely we're cousins, close cousins perhaps. You look more like wolves than dogs! Why not come over to our side?"
By promising the dogs a share in the spoils, they lured them into the wolf pack.
The wolves were then able to easily defeat the rest of the watchdogs.
Next, the wolves killed their dog allies.
And then they feasted on the sheep, who were left without any protection at all.
Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 394.
Notes: This is Perry 342.