HERCULES AND THE WAGONER
S a wagoner was driving a heavy cart through a miry lane,
the wheels stuck fast in the clay, and the horses could
get no farther.
The man, without making the least effort for himself,
dropped on his knees and began calling upon Hercules to
come and help him out of his trouble.
"Lazy fellow!" said Hercules, "get up and stir
yourself. Urge your horses stoutly, and put your
shoulder to the wheel. Heaven helps only those who help