The Old Man And Death
An Old Man was employed in cutting wood in the forest, and, in carrying
the faggots to the city for sale one day, became very wearied with
his long journey. He sat down by the wayside, and throwing down his
load, besought "Death" to come. "Death" immediately appeared in answer
to his summons and asked for what reason he had called him. The Old
Man hurriedly replied, "That, lifting up the load, you may place it
again upon my shoulders."