THE CRAB AND ITS MOTHER
A Crab said to her son,
"Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming to go straight forward."
The young Crab replied:
"Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way, I will promise to walk in it."
The Mother tried in vain, and submitted without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.
Translated by George Fyler Townsend (1887).