[Read more…] about Mercury and The Carpenter
A workman lost an axe. Mercury recovered a gold and silver axe which the workman refused. Mercury then recovered the real axe and gave him the others.
Truth is the better strategy.
[Read more…] about The Ape And The Carpenter
An Ape watched a Carpenter split wood with wedges but learned nothing as he pulled a wedge out, the wood closed, and he was trapped. Too bad Ape.
Know what you are doing when trying something new.
[Read more…] about The Three Tradesmen
A city was under siege; three Tradesmen gave opinions about how to protect it. Each called from his own trade but none could agree.
Every man for himself.