The Old Hound

The Old Hound - The Old Hound

A Hound, who had been an excellent one in his time, and had done good service to his master in the field, at length became worn out with the weight of years and trouble.

One day, when hunting the wild boar, he seized the creature by the ear, but his teeth giving way, he was forced to let go his hold, and the boar escaped.

Upon this the huntsman, coming up, severely rated him.

But the feeble Dog replied,

“Spare your old servant! It was the power not the will that failed me. Remember rather what I was, than abuse me for what I am.”