Thirst

The Crow and the Pitcher of Water (illustration)

A crow was almost dying of thirst when he spied a pitcher, but he found that it was nearly empty. The little water in it was so low, that try as he might, he was unable to reach it. He then tried to break the pitcher, then to overturn it, but his strength was not sufficient to do …

A Sheep Doesn’t Eat Lying Down (illustration)

A shepherd, who had spent many years with flocks on the hills of Scotland, asked me if I had ever seen a sheep eat while lying down. When I confessed that I had not, he told me that no one had ever seen a sheep eat in that position. “If a sheep is lying down,” he contin …