The Ass And His Driver

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An Ass that was being driven along the road by his Master,

started on ahead, and, leaving the beaten track,

made as fast as he could for the edge of a precipice.

When he was just on the point of falling over,

his Master ran up, and seizing him by the tail,

endeavoured to pull him back; but the Ass resisting and pulling the contrary way,

the man let go his hold, saying,

“Well, Jack, if you will be master, I cannot help it.

A wilful beast must go his own way.”