THE JACKAL THAT WON’T LEAVE THE COMPANY OF A BULLOCK
ONCE a jackal saw a bullock and would not give up his company. The bullock roamed about and the jackal followed him. The jackal thought: “There hang the bullock’s testicles. Sometime or other they will drop to the ground and I shall eat them.” When the bullock slept on the ground, the jackal lay down too, and when the bullock moved about, the jackal followed him. Many days passed in this way, but the bullock’s testicles still clung to his body. The jackal went away disappointed.
That also happens to flatterers. They think that the rich man will loosen his purse strings for them. But it is very difficult to get anything from him.