[Read more…] about The Dog and The Cook
A Dog invited another to the feast. The visiting Dog was found among the food by the cook who threw him out. To save face, visitor said he was drunk.
Some respect is due the servant for the sake of the master.
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Stork
A fox and stork trade suppers in dishes the other has a hard time using.
One bad turn deserves another.
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Grapes
A fox tries to get grapes to eat but cannot. The fox goes away in disgust saying he didn’t want them anyhow.
It is easy to despise what you cannot get.
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Lion
A fox learns how to be comfortable around a lion. Other fables say to take care.
Familiarity breeds contempt.
[Read more…] about Asses to Jupiter
Asses complained to Jupiter about being overworked. As a joke, Jupiter told them to piss in a river to lighten their load. To today when one pisses all do.
Tis madness and folly to appeal to providence and nature.
[Read more…] about A Dog, A Sheep, and A Wolf
A Dog brought court action against a Sheep for wheat borrowed but not returned. Three false witnesses testified and the Sheep lost but did nothing wrong.
Justice demands a fair court hearing.