Darkness fell on the stable and clouds cast shadows over the wilderness. Baruch twitched his ears and opened the gate.
Do I want to spend the rest of my life as a beast of burden?" Baruch murmured. "I'm tired of carrying around things I don't want to carry."
Worldly Crow squawked, "You're making a big mistake. I know because I've been around. You're headed for trouble."
Much Afraid, a brown and white crippled dog, followed close behind.
"Please don't go," she cried.
"I'll miss you," grunted Lowly the pig, "and all the fun times we had together."
Baruch thought about how different things would be beyond the gate. No one to tell him what to do and no more chores!
"I have to go," said the donkey." "Someday I'll come back and we can be together again."
Baruch slipped away into the darkness.