The Dog and his Bone

The Dog and His Bone

A small, hungry dog lived in a quaint, picturesque village surrounded by lush meadows and flowering gardens. This dog, a slender, lively animal, was always on the lookout for his next meal. One bright, sunny day, he discovered a large, tempting bone at the market.

Full of excitement, he grabbed the bone and ran off to hide from the eyes of the villagers. 

“This bone will be a feast!” he thought happily. With the bone firmly in his mouth, he wandered through the alleyways in search of a quiet place to enjoy it.

His path led him to an old wooden bridge that spanned a clear, calm river. As he crossed the bridge, he noticed his own reflection in the water below. But he didn’t understand reflections. All he saw was another dog with what appeared to be an even bigger and more tempting bone in his mouth.

Blinded by greed, the dog thought: “I must have that bone!” 

He growled and barked at his reflection, hoping to intimidate the other dog and get the bigger bone.

But as soon as he barked, his own bone slipped out of his mouth. It fell into the water and was quickly washed away by the current. The dog desperately tried to save his bone, but it was too late. It was lost.

He stood by the bridge, staring into the water. Not only had he lost the bone in the water, which was only a reflection, but also his original bone. Hungry and depressed, he realized his mistake.

What is the moral of The Dog and his Bone?
This fable teaches us how important it is to value the things we have and not be driven by greed. The dog lost what he already had because he was striving for more than he needed. This story also reminds us to be grateful for what we have. True happiness is often found in being content with what is already ours.
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Note: This story is based on Aesop’s fable, written around 600 BC. It was modernized and illustrated by us.

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