The dog was awakened by a noise, but went back to sleep at once.
'Why don't you bark?' asked the amazed donkey. 'It could be thieves!'
'You would be better advised to mind your own business,' he told the donkey. The indignant donkey began to bray as loudly as he could. He frightened off the thieves and caused the master to come running.
The master was so furious at being woken up that he began to beat the donkey.
I warned you, said the experienced old dog afterwards, 'With a master like that, it is better to think only of yourself, first and foremost.'