The Goat and the Goatherd

: Aesop's Fables

A GOATHERD had sought to bring back a stray goat to his flock.

He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no

attention to the summons. At last the Goatherd threw a stone,

and breaking its horn, begged the Goat not to tell his master.

The Goat replied, "Why, you silly fellow, the horn will speak

though I be silent."

Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hid.