A dog, while he was swimming across a river, carrying a piece of meat in his mouth, saw his image in the mirror of the water and believing that there was another dog with another prey, wanted to snatch it from him: but that greedy, disappointed, not only did he let go of the food he had in his mouth, but he couldn’t even grab what he wanted.
He rightly loses his own, who tries to steal the other.
Moral of the story
Those who want too much, do nothing. Better to be satisfied with what you have than to risk losing it.
Listen to the podcast of the story
Short stories, at your fingertips, that teach you to grow? It is about the fables of Aesop. The fables, attributed to the Greek author, are about 358. Many of these have become a shared cultural baggage: in a few lines they tell us the story of personified animals, with the aim of teaching us a moral.
This is why we still propose Aesop’s fables to children today.
The fables of Aesop bring to light practical expedients, just for this simplicity in the exposition the fables can be heard with the reading aloud starting from 4/5 years.