seekor anjing yang sangat rakus. Anjing itu suka merebut makanan
kawannya. Kalau anjing lain mendapat daging, dikerjarnya dan direbutnya
Pada suatu hari anjing rakus itu merasa lapar
sekali. Ia berlari kesana-kemari mencari makanan. Di dekat pasar si
rakus mencuri sepotong daging. Daging itu digigitnya dan dibawa pulang.
itu berjalan melalui jembatan kecil di atas sungai. Air sungai itu
sangat jernih. Anjing itu melihat ke bawah. Bayangannya tampak jelas.
Si rakus mengira ada anjing lain yang menggigit daging juga...dengan cepat ia melompat ke dalam air. Ia mau merebut daging itu.
yang dimulutnya terlepas, dan hanyut dibawa air. Ternyata tidak ada
anjing lain. Yang diserangnya itu hanya bayangannya sendiri. Si rakus
basah kuyup. Dengan susah payah ia naik ke darat. Si rakus pulang
dengan lesu. Perutnya makin lapar.
was a very greedy dog. This dog likes to take other dog's food. When
it sees another dog was eating, it will chase and take the food from
One day the greedy dog was very hungry. The dog ran
around looking for food. Near the marketplace, the greedy dog stole a
piece of meat. The dog bit the meat and carried it home.
way home, the dog went through a small bridge over a creek. The water
was very clear. The dog looked at the river below and saw clearly a
dog's shadow on the water.
The greedy dog thought that there was
another dog carrying a piece of meat...quickly the dog jumped into the
water. The dog wanted to have the "other dog's" meat.
so) the dog lost the piece of meat from its mouth. The piece of meat was
carried away by the river. There was no other dog. The one it had
attacked was its own shadow. The greedy dog was soaking wet and with
great difficulties reached the shore. The greedy dog went home
sluggishly. Its stomach was getting even hungrier...