87 A Dog and His Meat
There lived a homeless dog wandering around. Having starved all day, the dog was very hungry. 'Where can I find something to eat?'
While the dog was passing by a butcher shop, the owner was bargaining with a customer. 'Now's the time!' When the owner took his eyes off the meat, the dog stole a cut of meat and ran away. "Stop right there!" sc
reamed the owner. The dog ran for his life.
As he arrived in the deep and quiet woods, the dog heaved a sigh of relief. However, the dog did not put down the piece of meat in his mouth. 'If I put it down, somebody is going to take it a way, right?' The dog was looking around cautiously. When he crossed a bridge over a river. He looked down from the bridge. 'Wait a minute! What is going on? '
There was another dog in the water, holding a piece of meat in his mouth. Moreover, that dog's meat looked a lot bigger than what he had.
'Why! That fellow has a bigger piece of meat!' The dog got angry and barked loudly, "grrr..., ruff, ruff" As he barked, the meat in his mouth fell with a splash into the river.
The flowing water carried the meat further and further away. The foolish dog regretted it, but it was too late. Having lost the meat because of his greed, the dog barked all day long on the bridge in vain.