Gateway to the Classics: Fairy Stories and Fables by James Baldwin
Fairy Stories and Fables by  James Baldwin

The Dog in the Manger

There was once a Dog who lay all day long in a manger where there was plenty of hay. A Horse, a Cow, a Sheep, and a Goat came one by one and wanted to eat the hay. The Dog growled at them and would not let them have so much as a mouthful. Then an Ox came and looked in, but the Dog growled at him also.


"You selfish fellow," said the Ox; "you cannot eat the hay. Why do you want to keep it all to yourself?"

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