Once upon a time, there was a dog who took a piece of meat from a meat shop at the market. He grabbed the meat and hurried away. On his journey, he needed to cross a bridge over a small river. While running on the bridge, he noticed something strange – his own shadow reflected in the water below. He thought it was another dog holding another piece of meat. This made him want that second piece of meat as well. Without thinking, he leaped onto his own shadow and barked loudly. As he did this, the piece of meat he had originally taken fell from his mouth and was carried away by the flowing river. This way, the greedy dog not only lost the meat he had but also the one he desired to take.