AESOP'S FABLES

The Dog in the Manger /What a selfish dog

A dog who wished a noonday rest

Observed a manger none possessed,

And soon in pleasant sleep he lay.

Then came an unexpected guest —

An ox in search of hay.

 

The dog, awakened, rose in wrath,

And barked to block the stranger’s path,

And leapt and snarled and growled; and tried,

As an immediate aftermath,

To nip and rip his hide.

 

And so he made the ox withdraw

In hunger from the longed-for straw,

Which shows how selfishness and greed

Will rule as by an iron law

And hoard what others need. 

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