Babes in the Wood
(1) Simple trustful folks, never suspicious, and easily gulled.
(2) Insurrectionary hordes that infested the mountains of Wicklow and the woods of Enniscorthy towards the close of the eighteenth century. ( See Children.)
(3) Men in the stocks or in the pillory.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894