The Playful Ass

by Aesop

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.

Moral:
Those who do not know their right place must be taught it.

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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