Aesop's Fables: The Dog in the Manger

Updated May 14, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The Dog in the Manger

A Dog was lying in a Manger on the hay which had been put there for the cattle, and when they came and tried to eat, he growled and snapped at them and wouldn't let them get at their food. "What a selfish beast," said one of them to his companions; "he can't eat himself and yet he won't let those eat who can."

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