The Bald Knight

by Aesop

A sudden puff of wind blew off his hat and wig.

A BALD KNIGHT, who wore a wig, went out to hunt. A sudden puff of wind blew off his hat and wig, at which a loud laugh rang forth from his companions. He joined in the joke by saying: What a marvel that hairs which are not mine should fly from me, when they have forsaken even the man with whom they were born.

Moral:
Those who cannot take care of their own, should not be entrusted with the care of another's property.

Source:

Aesop's Fables
Copyright 1881
Translator: unknown
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.
 

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