Three Hundred Æsop's Fables/The Kid and the Wolf (1)
THE KID AND THE WOLF.
A Kid standing on the roof of a house, out of harm's way, saw a Wolf passing by: and immediately began to taunt and revile him. The Wolf, looking up, said: "Sirrah! I hear thee: yet it is not thou who mockest me, but the roof on which thou art standing."
Time and place often give the advantage to the weak over the strong.