The Dog and His Bone

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This is one of Aesop's fables.

The Dog and His Bone

A hound dog found a bone and held it tightly in his mouth. He growled and scowled at anyone who attempted to take it away. Off into the woods he went to bury his prize.

When he came to a stream, he trotted over the footbridge and happened to glance into the water. He saw his own reflection. Thinking it was another dog with a bigger bone, he growled and scowled at it. The reflection growled and scowled back.

"I'll get THAT bone too," thought the greedy dog, and he snapped his sharp teeth at the image in the water.

Alas, his own big bone fell with a splash, out of sight, the moment he opened his mouth to bite!

Lojban Translations

lo gerku jo'u lo ri bongu

(to la .ilmen. cu fanva toi)

ni'o ko'u goi lo pa gerku cu tolcri lo bongu gi'e trati jgari ri lo moklu .i ko'u fe'ucmo gi'e fe'ufru xoi kajde ro da poi troci lo ka lebna lo bongu ko'u .i lo ricfoi ko'u se klama tezu'e lo nu dertyne'igau lo selji'a

ni'o fau lo nu ko'u tolyli'a lo rirxe kei, ko'u snobajra lo nundzu cripu gi'e co'i catlu lo djacu sefta .i ko'u viska lo minra be vo'a .i jo'u gi jinvi lo du'u ri gerku gi'e bevri lo'oi bongu gi'e bramau gi fe'ucmo gi'e fe'ufru .i lo minra cu panra fi lo ka fe'ucmo gi'e fe'ufru

ni'o lu .ai sai mi cpacu lo ti bongu ku ji'a li'u se pensi ko'u noi du'ercpadji .i je ko'u sutra batci lo djacu minra fo lo kinli denci

ni'o ku'i .oi dai lo bongu pe ba'e ko'u ge farlu lo djacu xoi se snarplaucu gi canci .i ri'a bo ko'u kargau lo moklu tezu'e lonu batci