A Dog, to whom the
butcher had thrown a bone, was hurrying home with his prize as fast as
he could go. As he crossed a narrow footbridge, he happened to look down
and saw himself reflected in the quiet water as if in a mirror. But the
greedy Dog thought he saw a real Dog carrying a bone much bigger than
If he had stopped to
think he would have known better. But instead of thinking, he dropped
his bone and sprang at the Dog in the river, only to find himself
swimming for dear life to reach the shore. At last he managed to
scramble out, and as he stood sadly thinking about the good bone he had
lost, he realized what a stupid Dog he had been.
very foolish to be greedy.