Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
96. The Two Dogs (Perry 92)
A MAN had two dogs: a Hound, trained to assist him in his sports, and
a Housedog, taught to watch the house. When he returned home after a good
day's sport, he always gave the Housedog a large share of his spoil. The
Hound, feeling much aggrieved at this, reproached his companion, saying,
'It is very hard to have all this labor, while you, who do not assist
in the chase, luxuriate on the fruits of my exertions.' The Housedog replied,
'Do not blame me, my friend, but find fault with the master, who has not
taught me to labor, but to depend for subsistence on the labor of others.'
Children are not to be blamed for the faults of their parents.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google