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 fox and stork trade suppers in dishes the other has a hard time using. One bad turn deserves another.
Geese landed to feed with cranes. When scared, the lighter cranes fled but the geese were caught instead. The more vulnerable need to watch more closely.
A Peacock was strutting before a Crane saying how beautiful he was. The Crane pointed out that it could fly with his feathers instead of just strut around. Fine feathers don’t make fine birds.
Cranes invaded a Farmer’s field. He could drive them off with an empty sling for awhile but later had to use rocks. That’s when they learned and left. If words are not enough, action must be taken.
A Farmer set nets to catch Cranes which ate seed. A Stork was with the Cranes. The Stork plead for his life. The Farmer said he gets the same punishment. Birds of a feather flock together.