As with most fables, there are several iterations of the story Aesop calls “The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf,” but the tale generally goes like this:
A boy, whose job it was to tend sheep, cried “Wolf!” signaling to the nearby villagers that his flock was being attacked.
The villagers fell for the boy’s ploy twice before losing confidence in his sincerity.
In the third instance, when a wolf actually did attack the boy’s flock, no one came to help, and the flock suffered.
We all know…