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The Brazier and His Dog

A Brazier had a little Dog, which was a great favorite with his master, and his constant companion. While he hammered away at his metals the Dog slept
but when, on the other hand, he went to dinner and began to eat, the Dog woke up and wagged his tail, as if he would ask for a share of his meal. His master one day, pretending to be angry and shaking his stick at him, said, 'You wretched little sluggard! what shall I do to you? While I am hammering on the anvil, you sleep on the mat