Mercury and The Carpenter

A workman lost an axe. Mercury recovered a gold and silver axe which the workman refused. Mercury then recovered the real axe and gave him the others. Truth is the better strategy.

The Ape And The Carpenter

An Ape watched a Carpenter split wood with wedges but learned nothing as he pulled a wedge out, the wood closed, and he was trapped. Too bad Ape. Know what you are doing when trying something new.

The Three Tradesmen

A city was under siege; three Tradesmen gave opinions about how to protect it. Each called from his own trade but none could agree. Every man for himself.