The Travelers

174. THE TRAVELLERS. Two men travelling upon the road, one of them saw an axe lying upon the ground, where somebody had been hewing timber. So taking it up, says he, “I have found an axe.”
“Do not say I,” says the other, “but we have found! For, as we are companions, we ought to share it betwixt us.” But the first would not consent.
However, they had not gone far before the owner of the axe, hearing what was become of it, pursued them with a warrant; which, when the fellow that had it perceived, “Alas!” says he to his companion; “We are undone.”
“Nay,” says the other, “do not say we, but I am undone; for as you would not let me share the prize, neither will I share the danger with you.” [more info]

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