The Dog and his Shadow

21. THE DOG AND HIS SHADOW. A dog, who was running away with a large piece of meat which he had stolen, came to a stream over which was a little bridge. As he was crossing the bridge he looked down and saw, as he thought, another dog with another large piece of meat in his mouth. Not knowing that what he saw was only the reflection of himself in the clear water, he greedily dropped his own meat and made a snatch at the other. But, instead of getting anything by his thievish ways, he lost all, for as he let go his hold of the stolen meat, it fell into the water and sank at once to the bottom of the stream. [more info]

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