Lambs

This brings to mind Aesop’s fable of the lamb who was accosted by a wolf while drinking from a stream. The story ends with the wolf eating the lamb (8, 170). Captain Corcoran is such a ganglion of irreconcilable antagonisms at this point that he can’t tell fox from wolf.

Context: 
Thirsty lambs run foxy dangers
Opera: 
Act: 
Act II