A wolf was chasing a lamb, but the lamb managed to run inside a temple.
The wolf dared not enter the god's own house, so he stood at the temple's outer door and shouted to the lamb inside, "What do you think is going to happen now, lamb? The priest of the temple is going to catch you and sacrifice you to the god of this temple. You might as well come outside now and get it over with."
"I'd rather die as a sacrificial victim in here," the lamb shouted back, "rather than become food for you out there."
Inspired by: Mille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 312 in the book, which is Perry 261.