The Stubborn Goat and the Goatherd

After a stubborn goat had strayed from the herd and stood on the edge of a high rock nibbling grass, the goatherd did his best to bring him back to his companions. He tried calling and whistling without success and at last, having lost his patience, he picked up a stone and struck one of the goat’s horns, causing it to break. Alarmed at what he had done, the goatherd begged the goat not to tell his master what had happened, but the goat replied, “How foolish can you be! Even if I keep quiet about this incident, my horn will tell the story.”

Old Learning: Facts speak plainer than words.

New Take

Patience is virtue.

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