The Mischievous Dog





A DOG used to run up quietly to the heels of everyone he met, and

to bite them without notice. His master suspended a bell about

his neck so that the Dog might give notice of his presence

wherever he went. Thinking it a mark of distinction, the Dog

grew proud of his bell and went tinkling it all over the

marketplace. One day an old hound said to him: Why do you make

such an exhibition of yourself? That bell that you carry is not,

believe me, any order of merit, but on the contrary a mark of

disgrace, a public notice to all men to avoid you as an ill

mannered dog."



Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.





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