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.

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