This entry is part 83 of 104 in the series Aesop's Fables

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Moral: Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.

A Dog used to run up quietly to the heels of everyone he met, and to bite them without notice.

His master suspended a bell about his neck so that the Dog might give notice of his presence wherever he went.

Thinking it a mark of distinction, the Dog grew proud of his bell and went tinkling it all over the marketplace.

One day an old hound said to him: Why do you make such an exhibition of yourself?

That bell that you carry is not, believe me, any order of merit, but on the contrary a mark of disgrace, a public notice to all men to avoid you as an ill mannered dog.”

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