[Read more…] about The Old Hound
An Old Hound caught but could not hold a Boar (Stag). His Master berated him ignoring the fact that he was old and unable to hunt any longer.
The spirit is willing but the flesh weak.
[Read more…] about The Old Lion
An Old Lion was near death so animals that used to fear him came and abused him. Sadly, the Lion could do nothing to stop them.
Only cowards insult dying majesty.
[Read more…] about The Wild Ass and The Lion
The lion allied with other animals to hunt so that more prey could be caught. When it came time to divide the spoils the lion made it clear all was his.
Might makes right.
[Read more…] about The Hawk, The Kite, and The Pigeons
A Kite was bothering pigeons so the pigeons asked the hawk to guard them. Bad move as the hawk did more damage than the kite would have.
Avoid a remedy that is worse than the disease.
[Read more…] about A Mountain in Labor
A Mountain emitting terrible noises was said to be in labor. But, as people watched to see what would happen, all they saw come out of it was a mouse.
Don’t make a big fuss over nothing.
[Read more…] about The Farmer and The Snake
A farmer takes pity on a frozen snake and brings it home. Thawed, the snake reverts to character and bites all.
The wicked show no thanks.