The Bear and The Two Travelers

Two Travelers agreed to guard each other. A Bear rushed at both and one climbed a tree; the other played dead and the Bear told him to not trust the other. Never trust a friend who leaves you when trouble approaches.

The Boasting Traveler

Boasting of deeds done is lots of fun; at least until someone calls you on your boasting. Travelers may take some liberties, but not too many.

Two Travelers and The Axe (Purse)

One of two Men found an Axe. The other claimed part of the find until the owner showed up to take the Axe back. The other quickly withdrew the claim. He who shares the danger ought to share the prize.

The Man and The Satyr

A Satyr is confused by a man blowing to both heat and cool and refused to deal with him thinking he was double dealing. Maintain a single position.

The Chameleon

A Chameleon assumed and was seen by others in different colors. Those who saw argued among themselves. The Chameleon, revealed, said they were all fools. Learn diffidence and moderation in your opinions.

The Traveller And The Statue Of Opportunity

A Traveler meets a statue of Opportunity and a discussion ensues about how it got there. Opportunity said it never took any presented opportunities! Don’t overlook opportunities.

The Traveller

A Traveller stepped away from and walked around some snakes in the road but, when he came upon some worms paid them no attention and crushed them. Compassion is often only given to those who can hurt you.

The Travellers and The Crow

A one-eyed Crow flew in front of two travelers and was taken to be a bad omen by one. The other pointed out the Crow could not even foretell his own future. Fortune tellers have to be able to tell their own fortunes.

Two Travellers of Differing Humours

Two Travelers of different humours were walking. The one with bad thoughts, while practicing the possibility of blindness, missed a purse of gold. Too bad! Better to look at the glass as half full instead of half empty.

The Two Travellers and The Oyster

Two Travelers disputed who owned the Oyster they found. A third Traveler judged the dispute, handed each a shell, and ate the Oyster as payment. Ooops! Justice is in the eye of the beholder.