[Read more…] about The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse
A Town and Country Mouse visited each other. The Town Mouse was fed basic food at leisure; the Country Mouse had to run away from fine food. He ran home.
Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.
[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 A Mouse and A Frog
Frog and Mouse lived across a stream. Mouse agreed to be taken across to visit Frog. Frog gets greedy and dives; Mouse screams. Kite hears and takes both.
When fools fight others run away with the prize.
[Read more…] about A Dog, A Sheep, and A Wolf
A Dog brought court action against a Sheep for wheat borrowed but not returned. Three false witnesses testified and the Sheep lost but did nothing wrong.
Justice demands a fair court hearing.
[Read more…] about The Hares and The Frogs
Hares were tired of being afraid. They went to drown themselves when they scared some frogs. Fear no more.
There is always someone worse off than yourself.