The Priest and the Pears

A greedy priest was on his way to a wedding. He found a heap of pears by the roadside. Though he was hungry, he scorned the pears, thinking of the wedding feast ahead. To show his scorn for the pears, he even pissed on them!
But as the priest continued on his way, he discovered that the river had flooded and he could not cross over, so he had to go back home.
When he got to the pears, he was even hungrier than before. Yes, he ate them, although he was sorry now for having scorned the pears before.


Inspired byMille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 896 in the book. This fable is not in Perry's catalog; it comes from Abstemius's fables.


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