The Playful Ass
AN ASS climbed up to the roof of a building, and, frisking about there, broke in the tiling. The owner went up after him, and quickly drove him down, beating him severely with a thick wooden cudgel. The Ass said:
Why, I saw the Monkey do this very thing yesterday, and you all laughed heartily, as if it afforded you very great amusement.
Those who do not know their right place must be taught it.
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.