A wolf went out to look for his breakfast. Up on a steep cliff he saw a goat.
“I must have that goat,” said the wolf to himself. “But can I reach her?”
“My dear friend,” said the wolf, “I am afraid you will fall.”
“Do not be afraid,” answered the goat.
“But I really am afraid. Pray come down here in the meadow. The grass is sweet and fresh.”
“I thank you,” answered the goat. “But I know very well what you want of me. I will stay where I am. I do not care to be eaten by you.”
The hungry wolf showed his teeth; but little harm could he do. The goat was already far away, and the wolf had yet no breakfast.