When a wolf was eating an animal, a small bone
from the meat got stuck in his throat. He could not swallow
it, so he felt a terrible pain
He ran up and down, and tried to find something to relieve
He tried to convince
anyone to remove the bone. "I would give anything," he said, "if you would take it out."
At last the crane agreed to try. It told the wolf to open his mouth, and then put its long neck
down the wolf’s throat
. The crane loosened the bone with its beak, and finally
got it out.
"Will you kindly give me the reward?" asked the crane.
The wolf showed his teeth, and said, "Be content
,you have put your head into a wolf’s mouth and taken it out again in safety. That is a great reward