The Vine And The Goat

The Vine and the Goat - The Vine And The Goat

There was a Vine teeming with ripe fruit and tender shoots,

when a wanton Goat came up and gnawed the bark,

and browsed upon the young leaves.

“I will revenge myself on you,” said the Vine,

“for this insult; for when in a few days you are brought as a victim to the altar, the juice of my grapes shall be the dew of death upon thy forehead.”

Retribution, though late, comes at last.