Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon. A cat goes up a tree and gets away while a fox is caught trying to figure out what to do. Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.
Two Cats let a Monkey split stolen cheese. Monkey cut odd pieces and ate the difference trying to make them equal. Monkey ate last small piece as his fee. Justice is in the eye of the beholder.
The mice met in council to figure out how to defeat the Cat. One suggested a bell for the Cat to warn them. Problem: Nobody would volunteer to bell the Cat. It is easy to propose impossible remedies.
A crow has cheese a fox wants. The fox asks the crow to sing. It does and drops the cheese. Do not trust flatterers.
A lion hunted with others. When it came time to divide the spoils the lion killed those who attempted to divide thing evenly. The fox learned and lived. Happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes of others.
A Crane wanted to get paid for taking a bone from the throat of a Wolf. The Wolf advised caution. When working for a tyrant, feel lucky to escape alive.
A thirsty crow wanted water from a pitcher. He filled it with pebbles to raise the water level to drink. Clever! Necessity is the mother of invention.
An ass was overloaded and asked for help. No help was forthcoming and the ass died. The other animal then had to carry the whole load. Help one another.
A herdsman prayed to find his herd. Found with a lion, the herdsman further prayed for his escape. Be careful what you wish for; your wish may be granted.
A Dog offered to help a Wolf get regular feed from his Master. The Wolf listened but saw a bald spot on Dog’s neck where the collar sat. Goodbye said Wolf. Better starve free than be a fat slave.