A GREedy dog went into a butcher’s shop and stole a big juicy bone. He ranaway so fast that the butcher could not catch him. He ran out into the fieldswith his bone. He was going to eat it all by himself.
the dog came to a stream. There was a narrow bridge across it. The dogwalked on to the bridge, and looked into the water. He could see another dogwith a big bone in his mouth.
the GREedy dog thought the bone in the water looked much bigger than theone he had stolen from the butcher.
the GREedy dog dropped the bone from his mouth. It fell into the water andwas lost. He jumped into the water to snatch the bigger bone from the otherdog.
the GREedy dog jumped into the water with a big splash. He lookedeverywhere but he could not see the other dog. His shadow had gone.
the silly dog went home hungry. He lost his bone and got nothing because hehad been too GREedy.
Long ago, there was a big cat in the house. He caught many mice while theywere stealing food.
One day the mice had a meeting to talk about the way to deal with theircommon enemy. Some said this, and some said that.
At last a young mouse got up, and said that he had a good idea.
"We could tie a bell around the neck of the cat. Then when he comes near,we can hear the sound of the bell, and run away."
Everyone approved of this proposal, but an old wise mouse got up and said,"That is all very well, but who will tie the bell to the cat?" The mice lookedat each other, but nobody spoke.
Son: Dad, give me a dime.
Father: Son, don’t you think you’re getting too big to be forever beggingfor dimes?
Son: I guess you’re right, Dad, Give me a dollar, will you?