[Read more…] about The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey
A man tries to take the advice of many different people regarding his donkey and ends up with the worst of the deal.
Please all, and you will please none.
[Read more…] about The Boy and His Mother
A Boy about to be executed for stealing went to his Mother and bit her ear. He then accused her of abetting his first crime which later led to the gallows.
We are made by our teachings in youth.
[Read more…] about A Shower of Puddings
A youth wished for food from the sky and it fell in such quantity that he had problems showing that even good things come with some trouble.
[Read more…] about The Boys and The Frogs
Boys playing by a pond began to throw rocks at Frogs, killing several. Frogs cried out they should stop as sport to the Boys was death to the Frogs.
Play for one may be death to another.
[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 Rope Dance
A Boy was learning to dance on a Rope but objected to the long pole he had to carry. So, he threw it down and quickly followed. Lesson learned!
Some must learn the hard way.