[Read more…] about The Dog and The Cook
A Dog invited another to the feast. The visiting Dog was found among the food by the cook who threw him out. To save face, visitor said he was drunk.
Some respect is due the servant for the sake of the master.
[Read more…] about The Placeman and The Husbandman
A Placeman met a Peasant and asked why the Peasant did not flatter to advance. The Peasant asked why not work and get out of the slavery of the mind.
Prize only honors which man can neither give nor take away.
[Read more…] about The Village Quack
A Village idler decided to play a trick and told people he would show a horseless wheel carriage. They came and paid. He showed a wheel-barrow.
If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
[Read more…] about The Man and The Stone
Aesop reported one person at the bath after seeing one man move a Stone others were tripping over. Master found others. Aesop said others were not men.
A true man helps others.
[Read more…] about The Gardener and His Landlord
A Gardener rented a garden with a destructive Hare. The Landlord came with friends and Dogs to catch the Hare. In trying they destroyed the garden. Ooops.
Be careful what you ask for; people helping can cause more grief than the original problem.
[Read more…] about The Ploughman and Fortune
A Countryman found treasure and gave thanks to the ground. Fortune came asking why he thanked the ground when Fortune would have been otherwise blamed.
Everyone is more or less master of his own fate.