An Owl held a party. Dove wanted to leave early but as others left and were insulted by the Owl Dove stayed and left last so no-one would hear the insult. Slander wounds; do not berate others.
A lazy Cuckoo let a Hedge-sparrow hatch and rear her young and then complained to an Owl when the young flew off without acknowledging the Cuckoo. Do not expect from others that which you cannot give in return.
An Owl resided in a library and mistook gravity for wisdom. A Nightingale sang to the Owl’s displeasure. Nightingale chided Owl as learned but not wise. One can be learned but not wise.
A young Owl wanted to marry the daughter of the Eagle. A Crow presented the proposal. The Eagle said OK if the Owl would meet at sunrise. No marriage. Know your place.
Minerva begged her Owl to speak wisely. The Owl demurred but on threat admitted that with world being so depraved it was better to hold his tongue. If you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything.
Night birds got together in shade and said the Sun was a problem. The Sun overheard but was kind enough to just shine on and not burn them. Hope that a strong enemy does not exert its strength.
A blind Sheep scheduled surgery with Oculist Owl. The Sheep asked about the world and Owl said all was the same. Sheep said stop; didn’t want to see that. Sometimes improvements might not be considered help.
The Eagle and Owl agreed to no harm each others babies. Owl described hers as charming little dears. Eagle came upon ugly babies and ate them. Owl lied. If you lie it might come back to haunt you.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. Birds were warned to destroy things that would later destroy them. Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. A Swallow was warned to eat all sown hemp seeds else they grow up; the fibers woven into a net. Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.