The Mule

: Aesop's Fables

A MULE, frolicsome from lack of work and from too much corn,

galloped about in a very extravagant manner, and said to himself:

"My father surely was a high-mettled racer, and I am his own

child in speed and spirit." On the next day, being driven a long

journey, and feeling very wearied, he exclaimed in a disconsolate

tone: "I must have made a mistake; my father, after all, could

have been only an ass."