Everyone has an opinion on the best way to get the Donkey and its owners to the town. Among collections of fables in European tongues, it makes its earliest appearance in the Castilian of. You will ride the donkey half of the way, and I will ride him the other half. By this tale appereth playnelye, that they whiqhe commyt them selfe to the opinion of the common people, ben oppressed with great myserye and seruage: For how is it possible to please all, whan euery man hath a dyuers opinion, and dyuerslye iudgeth? The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The owner of the field was working and he called out to them.
How can you ride upon the donkey while your son is forced to walk beside you? Messieurs, dit le meunier, il vous faut contenter. We thank you for your support. The father and son switch places. You had better get down at once and let your old father ride the donkey. Later in the 19th century it was the subject of cards issued by the Liebig meat extract company and Guérin Boutron chocolates. After some time, they came to a village where there was a well.
So stick to your ideas so long as you are on the path of righteousness. It broke loose fell into the stream below and was drowned. Nasreddin Hodja followed this advice. It also appeared in English in Merry Tales and Quick Answers or c. If we sell it now, we can get a good price for it. As they walked along the highway some travelers laughed loudly at them. He rides comfortably on the donkey while letting his son to walk under the heat of the sun.
I´ve never seen anything like this!. The miller and his son are on the way to sell the ass at market but finally the father is so frustrated by the constant criticism that he throws the ass into the river. Il le fit, et fit bien. Two men carrying a donkey! Vous connoissez mon bien, mon talent, ma naissance: Dois-je dans la province établir mon séjour? The son put the back of the pole on his shoulders. We did what they told us to do, but we couldn´t please them.
Joha and His Donkey An Arabic Story by Anon One day, Joha was riding upon his donkey on the way to market. . Don´t you think so father?. The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. Thinking it a good idea they comply. You are treating that donkey as your ruler! It is they that have to carry us on their backs! We can´t please everybody because there will always be someone who will not agree with us. This time both of them gets off the donkey and carried the heavy beast on their backs instead, as they continue to their journey slowly and foolishly as they ever may seem.
After crossing some distance, they reached a customhouse. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: You fools, what is a Donkey for but to ride upon? By trying to please everybody, he had pleased nobody, and lost his Ass besides. On the way, they come across barking stray dogs. Therefore it is essential, that we find out what we want ourselves and try to be as true to ourselves as possible. Milo Winter 1919 One day, a long time ago, an old Miller and his Son were on their way to market with an Ass which they hoped to sell.
So early one morning, he started the journey, with no specific destination in mind. The sely olde man was so sore agreued, that as he sat and rested hym on a ryuers syde, he threwe his asse in to the water. The horse, the ox, the elephant and the donkey have never been carried by men. In the struggle the Donkey fell over the bridge, and his fore-feet being tied together he was drowned. When the father rides, he is blamed for making his young son walk; when the son rides, he is blamed for leaving his elderly father on foot. Once there was a father who decided to travel to a distant land with his son. Some were noisily pouring water on their body for a bath.
The donkey was moving very slowly because of the weight of the father and the son upon its back, but nobody criticized until they came across a small group of people gathered on the edge of the town where the market was held. Everybody critized us, and now they laugh at us. At last, as they were passing over a bridge, he pulled his legs out of the rope and tumbled to the ground. A few young women had come to the well for water. The people pointed with disapproval when they saw Joha and his son both sitting on the back of the little donkey which was moving so slowly under the weight of the father and the son.