[Read more…] about The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass
A Miller and his Son had an Ass. They tried to change how they moved as they met people along the road. They lost the Ass while trying to please everyone.
You can’t please everyone.
[Read more…] about The Miser and The Magpie
A Magpie stole gold from a Miser who said the Magpie should die for stealing. Magpie said the Miser is more guilty for secreting, not using, the gold.
Wealth not used is wealth wasted.
[Read more…] about The Plague Among The Beasts
The Beasts suffered a plague. A tribunal was to judge the most evil who would be sacrificed. The Ass, who did little wrong, was condemned and eaten. Ouch!
If you must be judged, make certain it’s before a fair judge.
[Read more…] about The Fox, The Wolf, and The Horse
Fox and Wolf approached a Horse to introduce themselves and assess the prey. Horse said his name was on his hoof. Fox demurred, Wolf got kicked. Smart Fox.
Friends may turn on you.
[Read more…] about The Hares and The Frogs
Hares were tired of being afraid. They went to drown themselves when they scared some frogs. Fear no more.
There is always someone worse off than yourself.
[Read more…] about The North Wind and The Sun
The wind and the sun bet on which can force a man to remove a coat. The sun wins.
Kindness effects more than severity.