the fallen name

The name had fallen on him - thief.He was never one. An innocuous act taking home an orfan lamb was good enough reason for the people to rechristian him."But once a thief,always a thief" went the village. Stories of great robberies by him flourished in the village.Blame for anything absconding, living or static, was always on him.One day his own sheep went missing."He would have taken it" dismissed the village.It didn't really matter who had stolen it......the name had fallen on him!