The Two Dogs

: Aesop's Fables

A MAN had two dogs: a Hound, trained to assist him in his sports,

and a Housedog, taught to watch the house. When he returned home

after a good day's sport, he always gave the Housedog a large

share of his spoil. The Hound, feeling much aggrieved at this,

reproached his companion, saying, "It is very hard to have all

this labor, while you, who do not assist in the chase, luxuriate

on the fruits of my exertions." The Housedog replied, "Do not

blame me, my friend, but find fault with the master, who has not

taught me to labor, but to depend for subsistence on the labor of


Children are not to be blamed for the faults of their parents.