The Boy Bathing

by Aesop

A BOY bathing in a river was in danger of being drowned.

A BOY bathing in a river was in danger of being drowned. He called out to a traveler passing by, for help. The traveler, instead of holding out a helping hand, stood up unconcernedly, and scolded the boy for his imprudence. Oh, sir! cried the youth, pray help me now, and scold me afterwards.

Moral:
Counsel without help is useless.

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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