The Goat and the Ass

: Aesop's Fables

A MAN once kept a Goat and an Ass. The Goat, envying the Ass on

account of his greater abundance of food, said, "How shamefully

you are treated: at one time grinding in the mill, and at another

carrying heavy burdens"; and he further advised him to pretend to

be epileptic and fall into a ditch and so obtain rest. The Ass

listened to his words, and falling into a ditch, was very much

bruised. His master, sending for a leech, asked his advice. He

bade him pour upon the wounds the lungs of a Goat. They at once

killed the Goat, and so healed the Ass.