The Dog and the Oyster
The story “The Dog and the Oyster” is a old Aesop’s Fables story about the sin of gluttony. It is about a dog fox wants to eat as much as possible even when he is not hungry or in need of any food.. Read on about the story….
Once upon a time, there was a dog who was a glutton. He loved food and loved to eat. He used to eat very fast. He used to eat a lot. He was very greedy.
The dog was very fond of eggs. He frequently visited the chicken coop and used to steal eggs from the hens. He was so greedy that he used to swallow the entire egg. He never used to chew the eggs.
One day, the chickens wanted to teach the dog a lesson. They got a large white oyster and placed it outside the chicken coop.
The dog came to steal eggs and he saw the oyster. He immediately thought that it was an egg. He did not smell the oyster. He did not bite the oyster. He swallowed it completely in one gulp.
The entire oyster with its full shell was in his stomach. The dog was in a lot of pain but he had learned his lesson.
The dog said, “All that is round is not eggs. I must not be greedy.”
Moral of the Story:
“Act in haste and repent at leisure—and often in pain.”
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|The Cock, The Dog and the Fox|
|The Farmer and the Snake|
|The Farmer and the Stork|
|The Cat and the Birds|
Questions on “The Dog and the Oyster“
- Who are the main characters of the story?
- What was the dog like?
- What did the dog eat?
- What happens at the end of the story?
- What is the moral of the story?
- The main character of the story is a dog
- The dog was a glutton.
- The dog ate the entire oyster with its full shell and it was in his stomach.
- The dog was in a lot of pain but he had learned his lesson.
- The moral of the Aesop’s Fable is that “Act in haste and repent at leisure—and often in pain.”
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