THE RICH MAN AND THE TANNER
A RICH MAN took up his residence next door to a Tanner, and found the smell of the tanyard so extremely unpleasant that he told him he must go. The Tanner delayed his departure, and the Rich Man had to speak to him several times about it; and every time the Tanner said he was making arrangements to move very shortly. This went on for some time, till at last the Rich Man got so used to the smell that he ceased to mind it, and troubled the Tanner with his objections no more.
THE WOLF, THE MOTHER, AND HER CHILD
A HUNGRY Wolf was prowling about in search of ■ food. By and by, attracted by the cries of a Child, he came to a cottage. As he crouched beneath the window, he heard the Mother say to the Child, " Stop crying, do! or I'D throw you to the Wolf." Thinking she really meant what she said, he waited there a long time in the expectation of satisfying his hunger. In the evening he heard the Mother fondling her Child and saying, If the naughty Wolf comes, he shan't get my little one : Daddy will kill him." The Wolf got up in much disgust and walked away : ' As for the people in that house," said he to himself, ' you can't believe a word they say."