[Read more…] about The Ass and His Masters
An Ass worked under many masters, each worked him harder than the last. He decried ever leaving the first as the last was a tanner who will take his hide.
Tis madness and folly to appeal to providence and nature.
[Read more…] about The Heifer and The Ox
A heifer (or calf) watched an ox pulling a plow and chided him for his hard life versus the others easy life. The ox got the last word. See why here.
Be careful how you make fun of anyone.
[Read more…] about The Boy Who Cried Wolf
A bored Boy tending Sheep cried “Wolf!” to get attention. He did it again and people came. A third time and the Boy was ignored. Goodbye flock.
A liar will not be believed, even when telling the truth.
[Read more…] about The Widow and Her Little Maidens
A widow was served by maidens awakened by a rooster. They killed the rooster. The widow then woke them earlier.
Be careful what you ask for.
[Read more…] about The Dog in The Manger
People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves. A dog sleeping on hay would not let other animals eat from the hay.
People often begrudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.