The Dog and the Hides

There were a few dogs which lived in the village. In the village, there lived a tanner. The tanner used to make leather hides. The tanner had to take the leather and put them in the bottom a stream to soak. The dogs loved to eat leather. Leather was very tasty.

 

The first dog said, “WOOF! WOOF! How do we steal the leather?”

The second dog said, “ARF! ARF! We can jump inside and pull it out.”

The third dog said, “WHOW! WHOW! We cannot do that. The hide is very heavy.”

 

The first dog said, “WOOF! WOOF! Then how do we steal the leather?”

The second dog said, “ARF! ARF! Let us drink all the water in the stream. Once the water is finished, we can eat the hide.”

The third dog said, “WHOW! WHOW! That is such a clever plan. You are very smart.”

 

The three dogs started to drink the water. The dogs drank and drank and drank and drank.

The first dog said, “WOOF! WOOF! Can we reach the hides?”

The second dog said, “ARF! ARF! We have to drink some more.”

The third dog said, “WHOW! WHOW! Yes. Yes. We have to drink some more.”

 

And so they drank and drank and drank and drank until they burst. The water in the river did not reduce at all.

Moral: “Do not try to do impossible things.”

 

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