An Ass sees a lap Dog fawned over and decides to sit on the master’s lap like the Dog. Bad move as the Ass quickly finds out. Clumsy jesting is no joke.
A lion hunted with others. When it came time to divide the spoils the lion killed those who attempted to divide thing evenly. The fox learned and lived. Happy is the man who learns from the misfortunes of others.
An ass was overloaded and asked for help. No help was forthcoming and the ass died. The other animal then had to carry the whole load. Help one another.
A Miller and his Son had an Ass. They tried to change how they moved as they met people along the road. They lost the Ass while trying to please everyone. You can’t please everyone.
Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool. An ass decides to have fun and dresses as a lion. The ass is found out and beaten. Shame. Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.
An Ass and a Lion hunted together. Ass went into the forest and brayed to scare animals to the Lion. Asked how he did, the Lion was very sarcastic. Don’t think too much of yourself.
The Beasts suffered a plague. A tribunal was to judge the most evil who would be sacrificed. The Ass, who did little wrong, was condemned and eaten. Ouch! If you must be judged, make certain it’s before a fair judge.
A Ass was searching for his tail near a garden. The Gardener, thinking about his plants, cut off both of the Ass’s ears. Shouldn’t have wandered about. He who takes no reason for his guide gets into trouble.
An Ass toils the year round and each season finds the Ass tired of the work and wishing the next season came around. Full circle! Be content with your lot.
A Boar and an Ass were to fight. They came at each other with the Boar feeling confident of his tusks. The Ass then turned and kicked. Poor Boar! Know your enemy and his tactics.