The Two Travelers And The Axe
Two men were journeying together. One of them picked up an axe that
lay upon the path, and said, "I have found an axe." "Nay, my friend,"
replied the other, "do not say 'I,' but 'We' have found an axe." They
had not gone far before they saw the owner of the axe pursuing them,
and he who had picked up the axe said, "We are undone." "Nay," replied
the other, "keep to your first mode of speech, my friend; what you
thought right then, think right now. Say 'I,' not 'We' are undone."
He who shares the danger ought to share the prize.