Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
37. The Goat and the Goatherd (Perry
A GOATHERD had sought to bring back a stray goat to his flock. He whistled
and sounded his horn in vain; the straggler paid no attention to the summons.
At last the Goatherd threw a stone, and breaking its horn, begged the
Goat not to tell his master. The Goat replied, 'Why, you silly fellow,
the horn will speak though I be silent.'
Do not attempt to hide things which cannot be hid.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google