Sunday, 17 February 2008

Crying wolf

We've got this story wrong. The boy cried wolf because there was a wolf; and the following day he cried wolf again for the same reason. Each time his crying saved the flock, but nevertheless after several days the townspeople became tired with his constant crying. Eventually they ignored him, and when the flock suffered inevitable depredations they decided, unanimously, that it was his fault all along.

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