HERCULES AND THE WAGONER
AS a countryman was carelessly driving his wagon along a miry lane, his
wheels stuck so deep in the clay that the horses came to a standstill.
Upon this, the man, without making the least
 effort of his own, began to call upon Hercules to come and help him out
of his trouble. But Hercules bade him lay his shoulder to the wheel,
assuring him that Heaven only helped those who helped themselves.