THE SHEEP, THE SHEPHERD AND HIS CLOAK
A shepherd was grazing his flock of sheep in a pasture which was near a stand of oaks. The oak trees were full of acorns. The shepherd thought of collecting some acorns. He spread his cloak under an oak tree and climbed up the tree. Then the shepherd shook the oak tree so that acorns could fall down. The sheep, waiting under the tree, were too happy to eat those acorns. While feasting on acorns, the sheep also ate the shepherd’s cloak. When the shepherd climbed down, he found that most of the acorns were gone and so was his cloak. The shepherd became angry and said to his sheep, “You give wool to other people for making clothes but you have ruined the cloth of the man who feeds you. You are wretched creatures”.