The Traveler and His Dog

: Aesop's Fables

A TRAVELER about to set out on a journey saw his Dog stand at the

door stretching himself. He asked him sharply: "Why do you stand

there gaping? Everything is ready but you, so come with me

instantly." The Dog, wagging his tail, replied: "O, master! I am

quite ready; it is you for whom I am waiting."

The loiterer often blames delay on his more active friend.