The Philosopher and The Parrot

A Philosopher spent all on a talkative Parrot so that the Parrot could teach him things he had never heard from others. Having a free tongue may be more of a hindrance than help.

The Parrot

A Parrot from the Indies was made a favorite. Asked why he was treated well, he said that at home he was common; here he was a rarity. The rare may be common and the common may be rare.

The Parrot

A Widower wanted a Parrot to pass the time. Many at the shop repeated inane phrases; one silent appeared to think more. Bought that and it wasn’t true. Quick decisions are often wrong decisions.