The Crab And Its Mother
A Crab said to her son, "Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It
is far more becoming to go straight forward." The young Crab replied:
"Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way,
I will promise to walk in it." The Mother tried in vain, and submitted
without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.
Example is more powerful than precept.