A bad King suddenly changed his behavior to good. Asked why he relates a story about animals coming to bad ends when they try to do bad things. Aha! Whomever does what he ought not to receives what he does not want.
A Shepherd encountered an ailing Lion and took a thorn out of its paw. At a later encounter the Lion remembered the Shepherd and did not kill him. Return favors and favors will be bestowed on you.
A dream said King’s Son would be killed by a Lion. King built a fortress with a painted Lion for the Son. A thorn near the painting stuck the Son who died. We had better bear our troubles bravely than try to escape them.