[Read more…] about The Milkmaid and Her Pail
A Milkmaid went to market with her pail on her head. She was lost in thought about the profits and what she will do with them and tripped. No more milk.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Crow
A crow has cheese a fox wants. The fox asks the crow to sing. It does and drops the cheese.
Do not trust flatterers.
[Read more…] about The Wolf and The Crane
A Crane wanted to get paid for taking a bone from the throat of a Wolf. The Wolf advised caution.
When working for a tyrant, feel lucky to escape alive.
[Read more…] about The Hungry Cat and The Pigeons
An ill-fed Cat hunted for more food. He found and invaded a dovecote but was caught and hung there by the owner. Master came along with no sympathy.
Gluttons procure their own untimely ends.
[Read more…] about The Shepherd and The Sheep
A Shepherd put his cloak on the ground and shook acorns on it for his sheep. The sheep ate the acorns and tore the cloak. Shepherd was not happy.
An appetite blinds men to their surrounds.
[Read more…] about The Crow and The Serpent
A hungry Crow flew down and grabbed a Serpent who looked dead but was alive and turned and bit him with a fatal bite. Bye, bye Crow.
Desire things you don’t understand and you accept the consequences.