The Astrologer

35. THE ASTROLOGER. An astrologer, who was famed for his great learning and his knowledge of the stars, went out for a walk. As he walked, all the time looking up at the sky, he said to himself, "Oh, how much wiser am I than most men! All the secrets of the stars are known to me. I read them as other men read books. What a fine thing it is to have brains, and how glad I am not to be stupid as some arel"
Thus speaking, he came to a well, but being far too busy praising his own cleverness to notice it, he tripped and fell in headlong, and there he had to stay until his servant, hearing his cries, came and pulled him out. [more info]

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