[Read more…] about Mercury and The Carpenter
A workman lost an axe. Mercury recovered a gold and silver axe which the workman refused. Mercury then recovered the real axe and gave him the others.
Truth is the better strategy.
[Read more…] about The Lion and The Mouse
A Lion was caught in a net by freed by a Mouse that had, before, bothered the Lion. They became friends.
Everyone has need of the other.
[Read more…] about The Hare and The Tortoise
A Tortoise and Hare decide to race. The hare is so confident in the lead that he naps while the tortoise keeps going to win.
Slow and steady wins the race.
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Goat
A Goat and Fox went into a deep well to drink. Neither could get out alone. The Goat was talked into helping the Fox who then left the Goat on his own.
Look before you leap.
[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 Cat
Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon. A cat goes up a tree and gets away while a fox is caught trying to figure out what to do.
Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.