~ 63. The Rabbit and the Wolf ~
A rabbit and a wolf met in the woods.
"You're such a coward," said the wolf.
"Ha!" replied the rabbit. "What if I said I could beat you?"
"Beat me? Impossible!" replied the wolf.
"I'll bet you ten ducats I can beat you!" said the rabbit.
"Agreed!" said the wolf. "Now show me how a rabbit beats a wolf!"
So the rabbit started running, and the wolf chased him.
The rabbit dodged here and there, always ahead of the wolf.
Finally, the wolf couldn't run any more.
"I don't win by fighting," said the rabbit. "I win by running away."
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 169 in the book, which is Perry 616.