The Dog and the Shadow 
An Aesop's Fable

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It happened that a Dog had got a piece of meat and was carrying it home in his mouth to eat it in peace. Now on his way home he had to cross a plank lying across a running brook. As he crossed, he looked down and saw his own shadow reflected in the water beneath. Thinking it was another dog with another piece of meat, he made up his mind to have that also. So he made a snap at the shadow in the water, but as he opened his mouth the piece of meat fell out, dropped into the water and was never seen more.

Moral of Aesops Fable: Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow

The Dog and the Shadow Fable 
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Aesop Author of the Fable
The Dog and the Shadow

Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek 
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables 
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
 "The Dog and the Shadow",  "The Fisher", 
"The Hare and the Tortoise" and "The Sick Lion"

The Dog and the Shadow Fable
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