|15. The Dog And The Shadow|
A Dog, crossing a bridge over a st
ream with a piece of flesh in his mouth, saw his own shadow in the water, and took it for that of another Dog, with a piece of meat double his own in size. He therefore let go his own, and fiercely attacked the other Dog, to get his larg
er piece from him. He thus lost both: that which he grasped at in the water, because it was a shadow; and his own, because the stream swept it away.
一只狗，嘴里衔着一块肉，走过一条河上的桥，看见它自己在水里的影子，以为那是另一只狗衔着比它自己还要大的肉，。 因此便扔掉自己这一块，恶狠狠地扑向那只狗，想从它那里夺取那块大一点的肉。 结果两头都落空了；因为它所争夺的那块肉在水里只是个影子，而原来的则被水漂流走了。