The Mischievous Dog
A Dog used to run up quietly to the heels of everyone he met, and
to bite them without notice. His master suspended a bell about his
neck so that the Dog might give notice of his presence wherever he
went. Thinking it a mark of distinction, the Dog grew proud of his
bell and went tinkling it all over the marketplace. One day an old
hound said to him: Why do you make such an exhibition of yourself?
That bell that you carry is not, believe me, any order of merit, but
on the contrary a mark of disgrace, a public notice to all men to
avoid you as an ill mannered dog."
Notoriety is often mistaken for fame.