Home  |  Authors  |  Books  |  Stories  |  What's New  |  How to Get Involved 
   T h e   B a l d w i n   P r o j e c t
     Bringing Yesterday's Classics to Today's Children                 @mainlesson.com
Search This Site Only
 
 
Indian Fables by  Ramaswami Raju
Table of Contents


 

 

THE DOG AND THE DOG-DEALER

A DOG was standing by the cottage of a peasant. A man who dealt in dogs passed by the way. The dog said, "Will you buy me?"

The man said, "Oh, you ugly little thing! I would not give a farthing for you!"

Then the dog went to the palace of the king and stood by the portal. The sentinel caressed it, and said, "You are a charming little creature!"

Just then the dog-dealer came by. The dog said, "Will you buy me?"

"Oh," said the man, "you guard the palace of the king, who must have paid a high price for you. I cannot afford to pay the amount, else I would willingly take you."

[33] "Ah!" said the dog, "how place and position affect people!"


 Table of Contents  |  Index  | Previous: The Worm and the Sun  |  Next: The Banquet of the Beasts
Copyright (c) 2000-2017 Yesterday's Classics, LLC. All Rights Reserved.