The greedy dog
Once a dog stole a piece of meat from a butcher’s shop. The dog ran with it in his mouth. On his way, there was a narrow stream. The stream was bridged over by a plank placed across it. As the dog was on the plank, he happened to look down.
He saw his image on the clear water below. He took it another piece of meat. He wanted to get it. In fact, it was his own shadow and not another dog. As he opened his mouth to bark at his shadow , the piece of meat fell down from his mouth. It dropped into the stream. He jumped into the water at once to get back his piece of meat. He searched for it by swimming, but failed . He lost it for ever.