The Mules and the Robbers

TWO MULES well-laden with packs were trudging along. One carried

panniers filled with money, the other sacks weighted with grain.

The Mule carrying the treasure walked with head erect, as if

conscious of the value of his burden, and tossed up and down the

clear-toned bells fastened to his neck. His companion followed

with quiet and easy step. All of a sudden Robbers rushed upon

them from their hiding-places, and in the scuffle with their

owners, wounded with a sword the Mule carrying the treasure,

which they greedily seized while taking no notice of the grain.

The Mule which had been robbed and wounded bewailed his

misfortunes. The other replied, "I am indeed glad that I was

thought so little of, for I have lost nothing, nor am I hurt with

any wound."

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