[Read more…] about The Boasting Traveler
Boasting of deeds done is lots of fun; at least until someone calls you on your boasting.
Travelers may take some liberties, but not too many.
[Read more…] about Mercury and The Sculptor
Mercury visited a Sculptor to see how he was valued. Asking about other statues for value he then asked about his image. Sculptor gave it little value.
Don’t overvalue yourself.
[Read more…] about Two Travelers and The Axe (Purse)
One of two Men found an Axe. The other claimed part of the find until the owner showed up to take the Axe back. The other quickly withdrew the claim.
He who shares the danger ought to share the prize.
[Read more…] about The Belly and The Members
Belly had all the food and the rest of the body rebelled and refused to work to get more. They soon relented as the whole body started to starve.
The person who withdraws support for his leader is a traitor.
[Read more…] about The Eagle and The Daw
A Daw saw an eagle carry off a sheep and tried the same trick. The daw could not do it and got caught. Ouch.
Don’t take on more than you can accomplish.
[Read more…] about The Two Frogs
Two Frogs had to leave their dry pond and encountered a well. One said they should live there; the other cautioned about getting out if they needed to.
Look before you leap.