Kamis, 18 Oktober 2012


The Horse and His Rider
A horse soldier took the utmost pains with his charger.
As long as the war lasted, he looked upon him as his
 fellow-helper in all emergencies and fed him carefully
with hay and corn. But when the war was over, he only
allowed him chaff to eat and made him carry heavy
 loads of wood, subjecting him to much slavish 
drudgery and ill-treatment.
War was again proclaimed, however, and when the trumpet
summoned him to his standard, the Soldier put on his
charger its military trappings, and mounted, being clad in
his heavy coat of mail. The Horse fell down straightway
under the weight, no longer equal to the burden, and said
to his master, “You must now go to the war on foot, for
you have transformed me from a Horse into an Ass; and
how can you expect that I can again turn in a moment
from an Ass to a Horse?”

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