THE GOATHERD AND THE WILD GOATS
ONE cold stormy day a Goatherd drove his Goats for shelter
into a cave, where a number of
Wild Goats had also found their
way. The Shepherd wanted to
make the Wild Goats part of his
flock; so he fed them well. But
to his own flock, he gave only
just enough food to keep them
alive. NN, hen the weather cleared,
and the Shepherd led the Goats
out to feed, the Wild Goats
scampered off to the hills.
"Is that the thanks I get for
feeding you and treating you so
well?" complained the Shepherd.
"Do not expect us to join
your flock," replied one of the
Wild Goats. "We know how you
would treat us later on, if some
strangers should come as we did."
It is unwise to treat old friends badly for the sake of new ones.