The Dog and the Shadow

THE DOG AND THE SHADOW. A dog, with a piece of meat in his mouth, was crossing a stream. He saw his shadow in it, and thought that it was another dog carrying a piece of meat larger than his own. He greedily caught at it. Of course he dropped his own piece, which at once sank to the bottom. In trying to get more he had lost his dinner. Greedy people lose more than they gain. [more info]

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