~ 48. The Wolf Becomes a Monk ~
A wolf had grown old and couldn't hunt, so he decided to put on a monk's habit and go begging from door to door.
Sure enough, the disguise worked, and the wolf was eating pretty well.
He later ran into one of his fellow wolves.
"What are you doing in the robes of a monk?" asked the other wolf indignantly. "That's not how a wolf should live!"
The old wolf replied, "What do you expect me to do? My teeth are gone, and my tired old legs can't run anymore. I have to either get religion or prepare to starve."
Inspired by: Fables of Aesop and Other Eminent Mythologists by Roger L'Estrange, 436.
Notes: This fable is not part of the classical Aesop tradition; find out more here.