How to take their donkey to market? Everyone weighs in. A Folk Tale from Cambodia. In a well-known version from Aesop, the donkey ends up being carried over a bridge by the father and son, and when passersby laugh at the sight ("We should have it so good!") the donkey squirms and falls into the river. This Cambodian folktale better illustrates the process of becoming self-aware, as the father and son consciously decide that they will travel as they choose.