A Dog used to run up quietly to the
heels of those he met, and to bite
them without notice.
His master sometimes suspended a
bell about his neck, that he might
give notice of his presence wherever
he went, and sometimes he fastened a
chain about his neck, to which was
attached a heavy clog, so that he
could not be so quick at biting
The Dog grew proud of his bell and
clog, and went with them all over
An old hound said to him: "Why do
you make such an exhibition of
yourself? That bell and clog that
you carry are not, believe me,
orders of merit, but, on the
contrary, marks of disgrace, a
public notice to all men to avoid
you as an ill-mannered dog".
Moral of Aesop's Fable:
"Those who achieve notoriety
mistake it for fame"