[Read more…] about The Ass, The Cock, and The Lion
A cock scares a Lion away; the Ass thinks it was his bray that did it and chases after. Too bad for the Ass.
False confidence often leads into danger.
[Read more…] about The One-Eyed Doe
A doe with one eye thought she was safe eating while looking shoreward but then missed the archer in the boat. Oh my!
You cannot escape your fate.
[Read more…] about The Stag in The Ox-Stall
A stag, fleeing, hid in a stable by burying itself in the hay. Stag left a horn showing and the Master saw. No more stag.
Nothing escapes the master’s eye.
[Read more…] about The Fir Tree and The Bramble
A tree argues with a bramble about status when the lumberjack comes to cut the tree down. Oooops.
Better poverty without care, than riches with.
[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 Fox Who Lost His Tail
A Fox lost his tail in a trap and tried to get fellow foxes to trim their tails. They saw through the ruse.
Distrust advice from someone who stands to gain.