The Stag at The Pool

A Stag admired his antlers in a pool but was chased away by a hunter. The hunter was able to catch up when the Stag got his antlers caught in a tree. We often despise what is most useful to us.

The Horse and The Stag

If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs. A horse lets a rider mount to chase a stag. The rider keeps the horse. If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.

The Hart and The Vine

Do not mistreat those who help you. A Hart (stag) hides from hunters in vines. The Hart starts to nibble on the vines and gives himself away. Too bad. Do not mistreat those who help you.

The Lion and The Hare

A Lion was about to eat a Hare when a Stag comes by. The Lion decides to chase the Stag but never catches it. The Hare was gone with the Lion came back. Take the opportunity at hand.

The Doe and The Lion

A Doe tried to hide in a cave not knowing a Lion was there. The Lion took advantage of the quick meal handed to him. In avoiding one evil, care must be taken not to fall into another.

A Lion and A Bear

A Lion battled a Bear (or Tiger) for a killed Fawn. When both were too tired to move a Fox came and made off with the prey. Too bad; should have shared. Sometimes one man toils while another profits.

The Old Hound

An Old Hound caught but could not hold a Boar (Stag). His Master berated him ignoring the fact that he was old and unable to hunt any longer. The spirit is willing but the flesh weak.

The One-Eyed Doe

A doe with one eye thought she was safe eating while looking shoreward but then missed the archer in the boat. Oh my! You cannot escape your fate.

The Stag in The Ox-Stall

A stag, fleeing, hid in a stable by burying itself in the hay. Stag left a horn showing and the Master saw. No more stag. Nothing escapes the master’s eye.

The Fawn and His Mother

A Fawn questioned larger deer about why they flee a Dog when they are so much bigger. Nobody could answer; it was just in their nature the Fawn was told. A coward by nature will always be a coward.