The Dog in the Manger 
An Aesop's Fable

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A Dog looking out for its afternoon nap jumped into the Manger of an Ox and lay there cosily upon the straw. But soon the Ox, returning from its afternoon work, came up to the Manger and wanted to eat some of the straw. The Dog in a rage, being awakened from its slumber, stood up and barked at the Ox, and whenever it came near attempted to bite it. At last the Ox had to give up the hope of getting at the straw, and went away muttering:

Moral of Aesops Fable: Ah, people often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves

The Dog in the Manger Fable 
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Aesop Author of the Fable
The Dog in the Manger

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 Goose With the Golden Eggs",  "The Fisher", 
"The Dog in the Manger" and "The Sick Lion"

The Dog in the Manger Fable
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