A mother was tucking her children into bed one night, when she heard a loud howl outside. She looked out the window and saw a big, black wolf standing near the door. She was very scared and worried, and she quickly locked the door and the windows.
She told her children not to be afraid, and that the wolf could not harm them. She said, “The wolf is a coward and a liar. He will try to trick us into opening the door, but we will not listen to him. We will stay safe and warm in our house, and he will go away soon.”
The children nodded and hugged their mother, and they tried to fall asleep. But the wolf did not go away. He stayed near the door and howled and growled. He said, “Please, let me in. I am hungry and cold, and I have nowhere to go. I mean you no harm. I just want to be your friend. If you let me in, I will protect you from other wolves and wild animals. I will be loyal and grateful to you. Please, have pity on me.”
The mother and the children heard the wolf’s words, but they did not believe him. They knew that the wolf was a cruel and greedy animal, and that he wanted to eat them. They ignored his pleas and his promises, and they stayed quiet in their house.
The wolf became angry and impatient. He said, “If you don’t let me in, I will break down the door and the windows. I will tear you apart and devour you. I will show you no mercy. You will regret your foolishness and your stubbornness. This is your last chance. Open the door, or face my wrath.”
The mother and the children heard the wolf’s threats, but they did not fear him. They knew that the wolf was a coward and a bluffer, and that he could not harm them. They defied his warnings and his curses, and they stayed calm in their house.
The wolf realized that he could not fool or frighten the mother and the children. He saw that they were brave and wise, and that they would not open the door for him. He gave up and went away, feeling very ashamed and defeated.
The mother and the children were very happy and relieved. They had escaped the danger and the deception of the wolf. They had taught the wolf a valuable lesson: that honesty is the best policy, and that lies and threats will not work on those who are smart and strong.
Moral: You should not trust or fear those who are dishonest and violent, because they will not get what they want.