The Traveler And Fortune
A Traveler wearied from a long journey lay down, overcome with fatigue,
on the very brink of a deep well. Just as he was about to fall into
the water, Dame Fortune, it is said, appeared to him and waking him
from his slumber thus addressed him: "Good Sir, pray wake up: for
if you fall into the well, the blame will be thrown on me, and I shall
get an ill name among mortals; for I find that men are sure to impute
their calamities to me, however much by their own folly they have
really brought them on themselves."
Everyone is more or less master of his own fate.