[Read more…] about The Brother and The Sister
An ugly sister was jealous of her handsome brother. Father said not to be as beauty is more than skin deep.
Inner beauty is better than outer beauty.
[Read more…] about The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey
A man tries to take the advice of many different people regarding his donkey and ends up with the worst of the deal.
Please all, and you will please none.
[Read more…] about The Frog and The Ox
A frog inflates itself bragging he can be as big as an ox or bull. Too big, too bad. Pop.
Conceit may lead to self-destruction.
[Read more…] about The Two Pots
Two pots, metal and clay, float down a waterway. The metal pot asks the clay to be close; the clay demurs fearing breakage.
Equals make the best friends.
[Read more…] about The Father and His Sons
A dying father told his sons about a treasure in a field if they only dig for it. They did. Good yield was their treasure.
Good counsel is the best legacy.
[Read more…] about The Two Crabs
A child crab is berated by the parent crab for walking awkwardly. The child crab points out the parent should set the example.
Example is the best precept.