A WOLF, sorely wounded and bitten by dogs, lay sick and maimed in
his lair. Being in want of food, he called to a Sheep who was
passing, and asked him to fetch some water from a stream flowing
close beside him. 'For,' he said, 'if you will bring me drink, I
will find means to provide myself with meat.' 'Yes,' said the
Sheep, 'if I should bring you the draught, you would doubtless
make me provide the meat also.'
Hypocritical speeches are easily seen through.