[Read more…] about The Fowler and The Wolf
A Fowler shot at a Wolf from afar with only bird shot. Wolf got mad. Good-bye Fowler!
If you engage in folly you are likely to pay the price.
[Read more…] about The Placeman and The Husbandman
A Placeman met a Peasant and asked why the Peasant did not flatter to advance. The Peasant asked why not work and get out of the slavery of the mind.
Prize only honors which man can neither give nor take away.
[Read more…] about The Congregation of Pious Animals
The animals met to offer acknowledgments to Jupiter for the endowments. Jupiter said it wasn’t needed to recite what he already knew and had given them.
The pious should avoid vanity and self-opinion.
[Read more…] about The Judicious Elephant
A Wolf and Leopard gave Horse their prey to hold. A Fox talked the Horse out of it. An Elephant decided that all three had to claim the prize. Not likely.
In doubtful and intricate cases, discrimination and solidity of judgment are required.
[Read more…] about The Willow and The Lake
A Willow asked the Lake why it, on one day be placid and reflect all things but on another day be roiled and an instrument of mischief. No answer.
Do as few things as possible that you might have to repent.
[Read more…] about The Complainer
An Complainer blamed all ills on Adam. The Lord of the Manor gave him good life so long as he avoided one dish. He didn’t, and could no longer blame Adam.
It’s easy to blame others; hard to take blame.