The Man And The Satyr
A Man and a Satyr once drank together in token of a bond of alliance
being formed between them. One very cold wintry day, as they talked,
the Man put his fingers to his mouth and blew on them. When the Satyr
asked the reason for this, he told him that he did it to warm his
hands because they were so cold. Later on in the day they sat down
to eat, and the food prepared was quite scalding. The Man raised one
of the dishes a little towards his mouth and blew in it. When the
Satyr again inquired the reason, he said that he did it to cool the
meat, which was too hot. "I can no longer consider you as a friend,"
said the Satyr, "a fellow who with the same breath blows hot and cold."