Catch the Shadow and Lose the Substance
Short Story on "Catch the Shadow and Lose the Substance"
One day a dog was crossing a hilly stream with a piece of bread in his mouth. In the clear water of the stream, he saw his own reflection and believing it to be another dog canying a piece of bread, could not refrain himself from snatching it from him. So he opened his mouth to snatch the piece of bread.educationsight.blogspot.com As soon as he opened his mouth, the piece of bread fell down from his month into the stream and was carried away by the torrent current. Repentant and ashamed, he stood looking at the shadow and said, “What a fool I am to attempt to catch the shadow, thereby losing the substance.