The Mischievous Dog. By Joshua Knauf And Joe Konen. A dog used to run up quietly to those he met and surprise them by biting and snapping at their heels. This seriously annoyed the villagers, who complained to the dog’s master.
A dog used to run up quietly to those he met and surprise them by biting and snapping at their heels.
Finally, the master of this mischievous dog began to hang a bell about the dog's neck, or sometimes a chain attached to a heavy clog, so that people could hear the dog coming.
The dog grew proud of his bell and clog and went with them all over the market-place.
One day, an old hound finally said to him: "Why do you make such an exhibition of yourself? That bell and clog that you carry are not, believe me, orders of merit; on the contrary, they are marks of disgrace, a public notice to all men to avoid you as an ill-mannered dog!"