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 Hunter and Spaniel were out. The Spaniel sprang both a Snipe and a covey of Partridges. The Hunter fired but missed both in his haste. Too bad! You should never have two aims at once.
Two Hounds were tied together to hunt. They started to bicker and fuss with each other. The Hunter made it clear they would have to get along to survive. Mutual respect is necessary to matrimonial happiness.
A Hunter dug a pit in front of a Fox’s den and put food in the pit. Fox, suspecting a trick avoided the pit. A Tiger did not and fell in. Hunter surprised! Look before you leap.
A Fowler was building a net. A Blackbird asked and the Fowler said it was a city. The Blackbird took the bait and was caught. Just too gullible. There is no glory in tricking those easy to trick.
A deer being chased tries to hide in a cave with a lion in it. Bad move. Bye, bye deer. Everything, including death, can be done easy or hard.
A Lark was caught and sentenced to death. The Lark complained that punishment did not fit the crime as all he took was a grain of corn; not jewels. Too bad. When your adversary is also your judge, don’t bother arguing.
A Hunter had a Hare a horseman wanted. Horseman asked to buy but rode off when he had the Hare. Hunter could not catch him so he gifted the Hare. A fool will make excuses for foolish behavior.
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.