- Year Published: 1867
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: Greece
- Source: Aesop & Townsend, G.F. (trans.). (1867). Aesop's Fables.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 4.0
- Word Count: 56
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A DOG lay in a manger, and by his growling and snapping prevented the oxen from eating the hay which had been placed for them. “What a selfish Dog!” said one of them to his companions; “he cannot eat the hay himself, and yet refuses to allow those to eat who can.”