A forester stumbled across a female wolf that was reaching fatigue on a chilly winter day. Finding food in the forest during the winter may be difficult, so the unhappy animal, who was already hungry, decided there was nothing to lose by approaching the cabin.
Styopa, the forester, was originally afraid, but he eventually felt sorry for the wolf and fed her some meat. He knew better than anyone how tough it is to find food in the winter in the woods.
When the wolf reappeared a couple more times, the townspeople were alarmed to find that Stepan had chosen to feed it. They were worried that she would take their herd, but an expert forester warned that if the animal went hungry, it would become dangerous not only to the livestock, but also to the residents of nearby settlements.
With the approach of spring, the wolf stopped appearing, but the forester had become accustomed to her. With the start of the warm season, there was already enough of food. The villagers were relieved, but the forester was upset since he had grown attached to his companion.
By the end of April, the wolf had returned to see him; however, this time she did not appear alone, but with her cubs. She not only ate meat, but she also fed her wolf cubs, the forester discovered. The predators’ eyes lit up with gratitude, and he never saw his wild wolf companion again.