A Cock and Horses

A Cock started scratching the straw among Horses stamped their hooves. The Cock said everyone had to be careful that they did not tread on each other.

It’s not wise to hold yourself in high esteem when it’s not warranted.

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A Cock once got into a stable, and went about nestling and scratching in the straw among the Horses, who every now and then would stamp and fling out their heels. So the Cock gravely set to work to admonish them. “Pray, my good friends, let us have a care,” said he, “that we don’t tread on one another.”