THE DOG IN THE MANGER
A DOG asleep in a manger
filled with hay, was awakened
by the Cattle, which came in
tired and hungry from working
in the field. But the Dog would
not let them get near the manger,
and snarled and snapped as if it
were filled with the best of meat
and bones, all for himself.
The Cattle looked at the Dog
in disgust. "How selfish he is!"
said one. "He cannot eat the
hay and yet he will not let us
eat it who are so hungry for it!"
Now the farmer came in.
When he saw how the Dog was
acting, he seized a stick and drove
him out of the stable with many
a blow for his selfish behavior.
Do not grudge others what you cannot enjoy yourself.