The Bad Dog

: Boys And Girls Bookshelf

There was once a Dog which was so fierce and bad that his master had to

tie a big clog round his neck lest he should bite and tease men and boys

in the street. The Dog thought that this was a thing to be proud of, so

ran through the best known streets, and grew so vain that he scorned the

dogs he met, and would not be seen with them. But one of them said in

his ear, "You are wrong, my friend; the badge round your neck is a mark

of shame, not a cause for pride." Some win fame only for their folly.