The Shepherd and the Sheep

: Aesop's Fables

A SHEPHERD driving his Sheep to a wood, saw an oak of unusual

size full of acorns, and spreading his cloak under the branches,

he climbed up into the tree and shook them down. The Sheep

eating the acorns inadvertently frayed and tore the cloak. When

the Shepherd came down and saw what was done, he said, "O you

most ungrateful creatures! You provide wool to make garments for

all other men, but you destroy the clothes of him who feeds you."