The Gnat and The Bull

A Gnat settled on a Bull. Before the Gnat left he asked the Bull if he could go. The Bull did not care as he had not even noticed the Gnat had some. Some men are of more consequence in their own eyes than in the eyes of their neighbors.

The Frogs and The Fighting Bulls

A frog saw two bulls fighting but wasn’t worried. Another frog said he should be as the loser might come to live in the area. The loser did and frogs died. Watch out for unintended consequences.

The Camel and Jupiter

The Camel complained to Jupiter about his stature relative to other animals. Jupiter was angry at this and that is why now Camels have shorter ears. The Gods will deal with those who do not honor them.

The Lion and Three Bulls

A Lion wanted to dine on some bulls but they grouped together when he advanced. One day the bulls went to different fields and were eaten one by one. Union is strength.

The Lion and The Bull

A Lion tried to trick a Bull to his lair by inviting to share a killed sheep. On approach, the Bull saw tools but no sheep and turned and left. Very wise! When a man has both an interest and an inclination to betray us, there’s no trusting him.

The Hare With Many Friends

A Hare had many good weather friends. When trouble was near they all refused to help the Hare who only barely managed to escape on his own. He that has many friends, has no friends.

The Bull and The Calf

A Bull was trying to fit through a narrow passage to his stall when a Calf offers to lead the way. The Bull, being stubborn, said he knew the way. Some people just won’t change.

The Bull, The Lioness, and The Wild-Boar Hunter

A Bull killed the cub of a Lioness who complained bitterly about it. A Hunter chided her as she had killed many young of others. Turnabout is fair play. Don’t complain about things you yourself have done.

The Bull and The Goat

A Bull chased by a Lion tried to hide in a cave but was rebuffed by a Goat already there. The Bull told the Goat that he was lucky there was a Lion! It shows an evil disposition to take advantage of a friend in distress.

The Mouse and The Bull

A Mouse bothered a Bull to the point where the Bull tried to tear down the wall. He could not and slept where the Mouse could attack him again. The great do not always prevail.