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The Greedy Dog
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One day, there was a dog holding a piece of meat in his mouth and he was crossing a bridge.
When he looked down the river, he found there was also a dog holding a piece of meat in his mouth.
He looked at the dog and thought.
“His piece of meat seems bigger than mine.”
He got so jealous of the dog.
“Oh, yes. I will make the dog surprised and when he drops the meat, I will get it.”
Then the greedy dog growled to the dog in the river.
As soon as he opened his mouth, the meat in his mouth fell into the river with a splash.
He saw a very disappointed dog in the reflection of the river.
Now he realized that it was his own reflection in the water, not another dog.
Things always seem better if others own the same thing.
But you will lose everything if you get greedy.
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