The old shoes had brought him so much trouble that John decided to throw them away. He went to the rubbish pit（垃圾坑） outside the city and threw the old shoes into it. Now they can never bring me trouble he said. He returned home, lay down on his bed and slept. But he had a dog, and the dog often went to the rubbish pit to look for food. The dog saw the shoes in the pit and knew they were his masters. So the dog took one of the heavy shoes in its mouth and went slowly back with it, and left it at its masters bedside. then the dog fetched the other shoe in the same way. when John woke up, he saw the shoes by his bed and he was afraid. "The shoes can walk by themselves. It is said this means bad luck. They must be done away with（被处理掉）”， he thought.
Then he made a large fire in front of his house and put the shoes in it Just then a strong wind was blowing and soon the fire made the house begin burning, People immediately came but could do nothing. The house burnt down. He admitted that it was all because of bad luck.