English KS1/KS2: Aesop's Fables - 30. The Dog in the manger

A dog is tired on a hot day. He finds a comfortable, cool spot in a manger full of hay, inside a cattle barn. Before he can go to sleep, the cattle come in, wanting to eat the hay. When they ask him to get out of the manger, he is first rude, then threatening, even though he does not want to eat the hay himself. The cattle leave the barn again, and end up wandering around the farm. This causes the farmer to storm in angrily, rousing the dog from the manger.

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