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The Book of Fables and Folk Stories by  Horace E. Scudder


 

 

[Illustration]

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.


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