Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Shepherd and the Erdlu. A Dark Sun Fable.
A Shepherd, watching his Erdlu eating in a scrub plain, was alarmed all of a sudden by the cries of an enemy. He appealed to the Erdlu to run with him, lest they should both be captured, but the animal lazily replied, "Why should I? Do you think it likely the conqueror will place on me two sets of packs?" "No," answered the Shepherd. "Then," said the Erdlu, "as long as I carry the packs, what matters it to me whom I serve?"