goatherd and the goats

The Goatherd and Goat – Aesop’s fables


A Goatherd had taken the goats for grazing, when one of the goats began to wander off, drawn towards a patch of clover. The Goatherd called it back, but it refused to listen. So, the Goatherd threw a stone at the goat and ended up breaking its horn.  

Terrified that his master would be angry, the Goatherd begged the goat not to tell on him. 

“I won’t tell, but the injury you have caused will surely give you away. Evil acts do not stay hidden for long” bleated the poor goat. 

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