The Mischievous Dog

The Mischievous Dog - The Mischievous Dog

There was a Dog so wild and mischievous, that his master was obliged to fasten a heavy clog about his neck, to prevent him biting and worrying his neighbours. 

The Dog, priding himself upon his badge, paraded in the marketplace, shaking his clog to attract attention.

But a sly friend whispered to him, “The less noise you make, the better; your mark of distinction is no reward of merit, but a badge of disgrace!”

Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices or follies than not be noticed at all.