The Dog in the Manger

27. THE DOG IN THE MANGER. A dog made himself a comfortable bed in a manger full of hay. An ox who was hungry came to the manger and tried to eat the hay, but upon this the dog, being an ill-tempered and spiteful beast, sprang up, and, snapping and snarling at him fiercely, would not let him touch it.
Then the ox, becoming angry, and rightly so, cried out bitterly, "Shame on you! You miserable mean-spirited wretch! You deserve to be whipped and starved for the rest of your life, for you will neither eat the hay yourself nor allow anyone else to do so." [more info]

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