[Read more…] about The Fox and The Cat
Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon. A cat goes up a tree and gets away while a fox is caught trying to figure out what to do.
Better one safe way than a hundred on which you cannot reckon.
[Read more…] about Belling The Cat
The mice met in council to figure out how to defeat the Cat. One suggested a bell for the Cat to warn them. Problem: Nobody would volunteer to bell the Cat.
It is easy to propose impossible remedies.
[Read more…] about The Litigious Cats
Two Cats let a Monkey split stolen cheese. Monkey cut odd pieces and ate the difference trying to make them equal. Monkey ate last small piece as his fee.
Justice is in the eye of the beholder.
[Read more…] about The Rabbit, The Weasel, and The Cat
A Weasel went into a Rabbit’s home while gone. The Rabbit complained and a Cat said it would judge. They came close and the Cat pounced. The Cat won.
The strong are apt to settle questions to their own advantage.
[Read more…] about The Monkey and The Cat
A Monkey talked friend Cat into trying to pull chestnuts out of the fire to share. Cat pulled and got burned; Monkey just ate. Cat lost.
The flatterer seeks some benefit at your expense.
[Read more…] about The Rat and The Elephant
A Rat was full of itself on the King’s Highway. He chided an Elephant and the King as being inferior. The Royal Cat spied him and no more boasting.
A resemblance to the great in some things does not make us great.