A Brute Can Also See Reason
Once a wicked wolf was in a jovial mood and merrily roaming around. Suddenly, he saw a boy lying on the ground and moved towards him. On seeing the wolf, the boy got frightened and tried to turn away his face. The wolf realized that the boy was terrified.
The wolf went up to the boy and said, “Aha! At last, I caught you. But I shall spare your life if you say three things which cannot be challenged in regard to their truth.”
The boy, though terrified, composed himself and thought for a while. Then he said, “First it is a pity that you saw me; second, I was a fool to let myself be seen by you and third, everyone hates wolves because of their unprovoked attacks.”
The wolf was satisfied with his reply, spared his life and left.