THE ELEPHANT AND THE FLY
A FLY, who lived in a palace, once said to
one of the king's elephants, "Look! you
do such hard work, yet you are confined in
a shed, far from the palace; whereas I do
nothing, yet I range over the whole palace
and amuse myself where I like, even on
the crowned head of the king."
"That is because you are such an insignificant thing,"
said the elephant.
The fly was abashed, and said, "Alas!
it signifies nothing where a fly lives!"