A fox tried hard to get a roosting Hen out of a tree but the Hen new better than to come down to her doom. Good show. Beware of interested friendships.
A Goat and Fox went into a deep well to drink. Neither could get out alone. The Goat was talked into helping the Fox who then left the Goat on his own. Look before you leap.
Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon. A cat goes up a tree and gets away while a fox is caught trying to figure out what to do. Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.
A crow has cheese a fox wants. The fox asks the crow to sing. It does and drops the cheese. Do not trust flatterers.
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.
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.
A fox and stork trade suppers in dishes the other has a hard time using. One bad turn deserves another.
A fox tries to get grapes to eat but cannot. The fox goes away in disgust saying he didn’t want them anyhow. It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
A fox learns how to be comfortable around a lion. Other fables say to take care. Familiarity breeds contempt.
A Wolf and Leopard gave Horse their prey to hold. A Fox talked the Horse out of it. An Elephant decided that all three had to claim the prize. Not likely. In doubtful and intricate cases, discrimination and solidity of judgment are required.