The Three Rogues
Once there was a Brahmin who bought a goat in another village．When he carried it home on his shoulder，he was seen by three rogues，who said to one another，“If by some contrivance that goat can be taken from him，it will be a great pleasure to us．”
With this view they severally sat down on the road under three trees，at some distance from each other，by which the Brahmin was to pass．One of the scoundrels called out，as he was going by：“O Brahmin！Why dost thou carry that dog on thy shoulder？”
“It is not a dog，”answered the Brahmin，“it is a goat for a sacrifice．”
Then at a certain distance away，the second knave put the same question to him；when the Brahmin heard this，he threw the goat down to the ground，and having looked at it again and again，placed it a second time on his shoulder，and walked on with his mind waving like a swing．When the Brahmin heard the same question from the third villain，was convinced that the goat was really a dog．So he took it from his back，threw it down，and having washed himself，returned to his home．
The three rogues took the goat to their own house，and feasted on it．Thence he who thinks a knave is as honest as himself，will be deceived by him，like this Brahmin who was cheated.