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Fable Aesop
The Two Dogs
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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 others."

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

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)

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