The Paper Kite

A paper Kite, flying high, wanted its freedom but was bound by string. The string broke and the Kite found while free, it could not fly! Watch what you ask for; you might get your wish.

A Mouse and A Frog

Frog and Mouse lived across a stream. Mouse agreed to be taken across to visit Frog. Frog gets greedy and dives; Mouse screams. Kite hears and takes both. When fools fight others run away with the prize.

The Eagle and The Kite

A Kite brags to an Eagle in order to woo the Eagle. The Eagle weds the Kite and then asks the Kite to demonstrate the truth of the tale. It was a lie. Some people will do anything to get what they want.

A Jackdaw and Pigeons

A Jackdaw tries to be two things but fails at both. Too bad. He that trims between two interests, loses him with both, but is true to neither.

The Kites and The Swans

Kites had the gift of song but were enchanted by the neigh of a Horse. In trying to imitate that the Kites lost their ability to sing. The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the loss of present blessings.

The Seagull and The Kite

A seagull ate too big a fish and burst his gullet. A passing Kite chided him for being a bird but eating from the sea. Every man should be content to mind his own business.

The Sick Kite

A sick kite begged his mother to visit altars and pray for his recovery. The mother said no as they had robbed all the altars she might pray at. We must make friends in prosperity if we would have their help in adversity.

The Hawk, The Kite, and The Pigeons

A Kite was bothering pigeons so the pigeons asked the hawk to guard them. Bad move as the hawk did more damage than the kite would have. Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease.