The Goat and the Ass

A man once kept a goat and an ass. The goat, envying the ass on account of his greater abundance of food, said: "How shamefully you are treated; at one time grinding in the mill, and at another carrying heavy burden." And he further advised him that he should pretend to be epileptic, and fall into a ditch, and so obtain rest. The ass followed his advice and, falling into a ditch, was very much bruised. His master, sending for a leech, asked his advice. He bade him place upon the wounds the liver of a goat. They at once killed the goat and so healed the ass.