|55. The Mischievous Dog|
A Dog used to run up quietly to the heels
of everyone he met, and to bite them without notice. His master suspended a bell about his neck, that he might give notice of his presence wherever he went. The Dog grew proud of his bell, and went tinkling it all over
the market-place. An old hound said to him: "Why do you make such an exhibition of yourself? That bell that you carry is not, believe me, any order of merit, but, on the contrary, a mark of disgrace, a public notice t
o all men to avoid you as an ill-mannered dog."
Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.
有一只狗遇到人时，总是轻悄悄地跑到他的脚跟后，乘人不备时就咬他们。 它的主人在它的脖子挂上一个铃当，因此它无论走到哪里，都能够将它的行踪告知人们。 这只狗对于这个铃当也渐渐感觉得意，叮当叮当地满街跑着。 一只老猎狗对它说：「你为什么要如此炫耀？ 请你相信我，你戴着那个铃当，并不是什么功劳的奖章，正好相反的，这是一个不体面的记号，告诉所有的人，叫他们避开你这没礼貌的狗儿吧。」