The Dog and the Shadow

080. THE DOG AND THE SHADOW. A dog, crossing a little rivulet, with a piece of flesh in his mouth, saw his own shadow represented in the clear mirror of the limpid stream; and believing it to be another dog, who was carrying another piece of flesh, he could not forbear catching at it; but was so far from getting any thing by his greedy design, that he dropt the piece he had in his mouth, which immediately sunk' to the bottom, and was irrecoverably lost. [more info]

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