Don’t be a goose

In a Chaucer fable*, a grazing goose found herself annoyed by a horse who was eating nearby. In hissing accents, the goose addressed the horse: “I am certainly a more noble and perfect creature than you, for the whole range and extent of your abilities is confined to one element. I can walk upon the ground as you do; I have besides, wings, with which I can raise myself in the air; and when I please, I can sport on ponds and lakes, and refresh myself in the cool waters. I enjoy the different powers of a bird, a fish, and … Read More