THE DOG AND HIS IMAGE
A DOG, with a bit of meat in his mouth, was crossing a
river. Looking down he saw his image in the water, and
thought it was another dog, with a bigger piece. So he
dropped what he had, and jumped into the water after
the other piece. Thus he lost both pieces: the one he
really had, which he dropped; and the other he wanted,
which was no piece at all.
This is a good fable for greedy people.