A shepherd had a herd of 250 cows. He was a faithful and diligent caretaker of his cows, performing every daily duty with devotion. One day, a tiger attacked his herd and killed a cow. The shepherd was devastated.
"My perfect herd is destroyed!" he exclaimed. "What good are the other 249 cows now?"
So he took his cows to the edge of a cliff and drove them off, one at a time, killing them all.