[Read more…] about The Oxen and The Butchers
Some Oxen wanted the destruction of the Butchers. A wiser member of the herd said to wait; Butchers slaughter skillfully; If gone unskilled will do the job.
Do not rush to change evils.
[Read more…] about The Salt Merchant and His Ass
A Salt Merchant loaded an Ass who slipped in water. Load lightened, second time the Ass fell on purpose. Third time Merchant loaded sponges. Water is heavy.
You can fool someone only so many times.
[Read more…] about The Sick Stag
Visitors to a sick Stag each ate some of his food. The Stag died of hunger not illness.
Evil friends are no comfort.
[Read more…] about The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
A Wolf found a Sheep’s pelt and wore it to blend in with the flock. Worked for awhile until the Shepherd noticed. No more Wolf!
Seek to harm and harm shall find you
[Read more…] about The Countryman and The Snake
A Man’s Son stepped on a Snake who bit and killed him. The Man cut the tail off the Snake which then went after the Man’s Cattle. No truce could be had.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
[Read more…] about The Lion in Love
A Lion was so in love that he let the family take away all his defenses. He probably erred; in one version he dies.
Love can blind even the wildest