“The Wolf and the Fox”
A wolf and fox once lived together, but the fox wasn’t too happy since the wolf was bigger and stronger and always got his way.
One day the wolf told the fox to get him something to eat or he would eat the fox. The fox went and got a lamb for the wolf. The wolf wanted more, so he went to steal another lamb. But since he wasn’t as stealthy as the fox, the wolf was discovered and beaten by the farmers.
The next day the wolf told the fox to get him something to eat or he would eat him. So the fox went sneaking around a house and came back with some pancakes. The wolf wanted more, but since he wasn’t as stealthy, he was caught and nearly beaten to death.
The wolf was limping along, but one day he told the fox to get him something to eat or he would eat him. The fox knew of a man who had a cellar full of salted meat. But this time the wolf went with him, so the fox could help him if something went amiss.
Well, the wolf started gorging himself on the salted meat while the fox only ate a bit. The fox would eat, then go back to the small hole they used to get into the cellar, saying he was looking out for people. When the man heard something going on in his cellar, he went down to look. The fox slipped back out of the hole, but the wolf had eaten so much he no longer fit and the man killed him.
I can understand a wolf eating lamb and salted meat, but pancakes? Were old timey pancakes filled with slabs of bacon or something?