[Read more…] about The Hen and The Fox (Barn)
A fox tried hard to get a roosting Hen out of a barn but the Hen knew better than to come down to her doom. Good show.
Beware of interested friendships.
[Read more…] about Porcupine, Snake, and Company
Despite an agreement with the snakes to share, the porcupine defended not sharing with his quills. Ouch.
Hasty partnerships may be repented of.
[Read more…] about A Wolf, A Lamb, and A Goat
A Lamb was following a Goat when a Wolf tried to get him alone by chiding him for leaving his mother to follow a Goat. Lamb saw through the ruse and lived.
Trust your parents over you enemy.
[Read more…] about The Master and His Scholar
A Schoolmaster found his Scholar hanging to a branch in the river. Scholar had tried to swim unaided before he could. The Master helped teach the lesson.
Know your abilities before attempting a task.
[Read more…] about The Ape and her Two Young Ones
An Ape had two babies. She lavished care on one and largely ignored the other. The ignored baby learned more about survival and did better in the world.
Sometimes it’s better to be an enemy rather than a friend.
[Read more…] about Aesop and the Impertinent Fellow
Aesop had to prepare a quick meal but needed a candle on a hot day. For that he was hassled but shook it off.
Don’t try to disparage someone on a mission.