THE DOG IN THE MANGER
THERE was once a Dog who lay all day long in a manger
where there was plenty of hay. A Horse, a Cow, a Sheep, and a Goat
came one by one and wanted to eat the hay.
The Dog growled at them and would not let them have so much as a mouthful.
Then an Ox came and looked in, but the Dog growled at him also.
"You selfish fellow," said the Ox; "you cannot eat the hay.
Why do you want to keep it all to yourself?"