The Mischievous Dog

There was a dog so wild and mischievous that his master was obliged to fasten a heavy bell about his neck to prevent him biting and worrying his neighbors. The dog, priding himself upon his badge, paraded in the marketplace, shaking his bell to attract attention.

A sly friend whispered to him; "The less noise you make, the better. Your mark of distinction is no reward of merit, but a badge of disgrace!"

Men often mistake notoriety for fame and would rather be remarked for their vices or follies than not be noticed at all.