Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Wolf and the Crane

A WOLF who had a bone stuck in his throat hired a Crane, for a large sum, to put her head into his mouth and draw out the bone. When the Crane had extracted the bone and demanded the promised payment, the Wolf, stuttering and backing away said, "I'm afraid I don't have enough at the moment but, you know, payday is coming up. Most of that is spoken for, regrettably. You know, bills and all. But I assure you that I will get you this money just as soon as I am conveniently able to. Don't you worry. Well, I'd better get going. I have to kill some animals and eat them. Of course you won't be one of them! Ha ha. I owe you one. Thanks! Bye!"

Later that month the Wolf was spotted driving to the mall in a new car.

The Wolf and the Crane (original fable)

A WOLF who had a bone stuck in his throat hired a Crane, for a large sum, to put her head into his mouth and draw out the bone. When the Crane had extracted the bone and demanded the promised payment, the Wolf, grinning and grinding his teeth, exclaimed: "Why, you have surely already had a sufficient recompense, in having been permitted to draw out your head in safety from the mouth and jaws of a wolf."

In serving the wicked, expect no reward, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pains.

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