So the Man ordered his Boy to get off, and got on himself. But they hadnt gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other: Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along.
Well, the Man didnt know what to do, but at last he took his Boy up before him on the Donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them. The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The men said: Arent you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor Donkey of yoursyou and your hulking son?
The Man and Boy got off and tried to think what to do. They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the Donkeys feet to it, and raised the pole and the Donkey to their shoulders. They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to Market Bridge, when the Donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the Boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the Donkey fell over the bridge, and his fore-feet being tied together he was drowned.