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The Dog and His Reflection: a fable by Aesop

One day a dog was carrying a bone that he had stolen. He came upon a log lying across a stream. Crossing the log, the dog looked down into the water. Below him he saw what he thought was another dog carrying another bone.

How delicious that other bone looked to this greedy dog! Leaning over as far as he could, he snapped at the other dog to get his bone. But in his greed he lost both--the bone in the water, which was only a reflection, and the bone he had stolen, which sank beyond his grasp.
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Author:Aesop
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Date:Sep 1, 1998
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