THE DOGS AND THE HIDES
 SOME hungry Dogs saw a number of hides at the bottom of a
stream where the Tanner had put
them to soak. A fine hide makes
an excellent meal for a hungry
Dog, but the water was deep and
the Dogs could not reach the
hides from the bank. So they
held a council and decided that
the very best thing to do was to
drink up the river.
All fell to lapping up the water
as fast as they could. But though
they drank and drank until, one
after another, all of them had
burst with drinking, still, for all
their effort, the water in the river
remained as high as ever.
Do not try to do impossible things.