“The Crumbs on the Table”
One day a countryman told his puppies to get up on the table and eat up all the crumbs. But the puppies said no, if the mistress caught them she’d beat them. The countryman said the mistress was out and it was okay, but the puppies still said no. The countryman nagged them so much, the puppies eventually got up on the table and ate the crumbs. That was when the mistress came home and caught them. She beat them all and threw them outside. The puppies said to the countryman, “Did you see what she did?” to which he replied, “Didn’t you expect it?”
Did this couple never wipe off their table or what?
I tried to figure out what the moral of this story was. I came up with, even if someone reassures you that it’s okay, you shouldn’t do something you know is wrong. I think that’s what this story is about, it’s just hard to see that over the puppy beating.