Once, a farmer had a very hardworking ox and a very lazy dog. While, the ox worked hard and ploughed the fields all day, the lazy dog would lie on the soft hay and sleep.
One day, the ox returned after working in the fields all day long. He was very tired and hungry. Alas! He was shocked to find that the dog was sleeping on his lunch.
When the ox tried to go near the hay to have his food, the lazy dog barked and chased him away. The ox was very angry and tried many times but the dog snarled at him ferociously. After trying many times, the ox finally had to give up.
Tired and hungry, the ox was very upset and went to the grassy banks of a brook and thought, “Those who are lazy do not let those who are hardworking enjoy their rewards either!”