The Dog and his Shadow is a children's story/an Aesop's fable that only appeared in Trading Places.

The Dog and the Shadow

The Dog and his Shadow


When a dog sees another bone, he greedily tries to open his mouth and grab it. He did not realize that he was looking at his shadow carrying the same bone. Once he opened his mouth, the bone he was carrying fell into the lake. The dog learned to appreciate what he already had.


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