The Oxen and the Axle-Trees



A heavy wagon was being dragged along a country lane by a team of Oxen. The axle-trees groaned and creaked terribly; whereupon the oxen, turning round, thus addressed the wheels: "Hullo there! Why do you make so much noise? We bear all the labor, and we, not you, ought to cry out."



Those who suffer most cry out the least.