Fantastic Fables

by Ambrose Bierce

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The Disinterested Arbiter

TWO Dogs who had been fighting for a bone, without advantage to either, referred their dispute to a Sheep. The Sheep patiently heard their statements, then flung the bone into a pond.

"Why did you do that?" said the Dogs.

"Because," replied the Sheep, "I am a vegetarian."

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It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.