|39. The Goat And The Goatherd|
A Goatherd had sought to bring back
a stray goat to his flock. He whistled and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons. At last the Goatherd threw a stone, and breaking its horn besought the Goat not to tell his master. The Goat replied, "Why, you silly fellow, the horn will speak though I be silent."
Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hidden.
一个牧羊人，想尽办法唤回一只迷路的山羊。 他吹着他的号角，却得不到效果；那迷路的山羊并没有注意他的呼唤。 后来牧羊人丢过来一块石头，不小心打断了那头山羊的角，便央求山羊不要告诉它的主人。 山羊回答说：「呀！你这傻瓜，我虽然不出声，我的角自然会说出来呀。」