[Read more…] about The Traveler and Fortune
A person slept by a well. Fortune, not wanting to be blamed for a drowning, saved the person from folly.
Everyone is more or less master of his own fate.
[Read more…] about The Boy Who Cried Wolf
A bored Boy tending Sheep cried “Wolf!” to get attention. He did it again and people came. A third time and the Boy was ignored. Goodbye flock.
A liar will not be believed, even when telling the truth.
[Read more…] about The Boy and The Nettles
A boy brushed a Nettle and was stung. His mother told him it had stung him because he brushed it. Grasp it boldly and it will not hurt you.
Whatever you do, do it with all your might.
[Read more…] about The Boy and The Filberts
A Boy grasped as many Filberts in a pitcher he could hold. His hand became stuck; a bystander pointed out he should not be so greedy to get his hand out.
Greed leads to trouble.
[Read more…] about The Boy Hunting Locusts
A Boy hunting locusts put out his hand toward a Scorpion. The Scorpion, showing his stinger, made the Boy glad he did not touch him or he would lose all.
Caution is important.
[Read more…] about The Father, His Sons, and The Bundle of Sticks
Sticks in a bundle can’t be broken but sticks taken singly can be easily broken. Same applies to people.
There is strength in union.