THE BLACK DOG AND THE WHITE DOG
A MAN in the East once went about
saying, "I can put these two dogs
to-  gether, one of which is white, and the
other black, as you see, and make a grey
dog of them; and turn the grey dog again
to the black dog and the white dog, if
people would pay for the fun."
A wag who heard these words removed
the two dogs at night, and left instead a
grey cur. The man rose up in the morning and complained bitterly to the crowd,
which came to see him, that some one had
stolen his two dogs.
"No," said the wag, who was one of
the crowd, "some one has simply saved
you the trouble of putting the two dogs
together, and making a grey dog of them.
So you must now perform the other part
of your trick, and make the black dog and
the white dog out of this grey cur."
The man quietly threw his wallet over
his shoulders and walked away. The wag
and the crowd shouted "The tongue
hath no bone in it. It can turn as you
twist it. It is one thing to say, and another
thing to do!"