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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.