The Man and The Stone

Aesop reported one person at the bath after seeing one man move a Stone others were tripping over. Master found others. Aesop said others were not men.

A true man helps others.

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Aesop was sent one clay by his master Xanthus to see what company were at the public bath. He saw that many who came stumbled, both going in and coming out, over a large Stone that lay at the entrance to the bath, and that only one person had the good sense to remove it. He returned and told his master that there was only one man at the bath. Xanthus accordingly went, and finding it full of people, demanded of Aesop why he had told him false. Aesop thereupon replied that only he who had removed the Stone could be considered a man, and that the rest were not worthy the name.