Three Hundred Æsop's Fables/The Boy Bathing

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London: George Routledge and Sons, page 136


A Boy bathing in a river was in danger of being drowned. He called out to a traveller, passing by, for help. The traveller, instead of holding out a helping hand, stood by unconcernedly, and scolded the boy for his imprudence. "Oh, sir!" cried the youth, "pray help me now, and scold me afterwards."

Counsel without help, is useless.