Old Sultan

Author: Brothers Grimm

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In Old Sultan, a farmer has decided to kill his faithful dog named Sultan because he is getting old and seems useless as a watchdog. The dog finds out and, upset, goes to the forest to see his good friend the wolf, who devises a plan to save Sultan's life:

The wolf tells him that the next day the farmer would take his son haying, so he (the wolf) would take the boy with him so that Sultan would chase them and set him free, this way, the farmer would be grateful to the dog for saving his son and would not kill him.

Once the plan succeeds, the wolf visits Sultan and asks him to overlook the sheep theft, to which the dog refuses as he cannot disobey his master, but the wolf thinks he is only joking. At night the wolf tries to steal a sheep but Sultan warns the farmer. Thinking that Sultan has betrayed him, the wolf swears revenge.

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