A farmer’s donkey fell into a uncovered well. He cried for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. The farmer sadly decided that the animal was old and the well needed to be covered up anyway. The farmer collected his neighbors and they began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey cried horribly but eventually quieted down.
After several shovels of dirt, the farmer looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off, stomp it down and stand a little higher. Eventually, the donkey was able to climb out of the well and save himself.