[Read more…] about The Man and The Weasel
A Man caught a Weasel who pled for his life based on his catching Mice for the Man. In truth, the Weasel caught mice for his own needs/pleasure. To bad.
Some take credit for things they do for themselves.
[Read more…] about The Husbandman That Lost His Mattock
A Husbandman lost his Mattock. Men denied knowing so he went to town to ask the Oracle. Oracle robbed the night before; nobody knew by who. Man went home.
Even gods may not know everything.
[Read more…] about The Creaking Wheel
A Coachman noticed a creaking wheel on his wagon. He asked the wheel why it complained and it answered that was a privilege of the weak.
Complaining is the privilege of the weak.
[Read more…] about The Harper
A Harper (man playing the harp) thought himself good enough to play on the public stage. The audience’s hisses proved him otherwise. Too much ambition.
Do not strive beyond your abilities.
[Read more…] about The Laborer and The Nightingale
A Nightingale was caught and caged then asked to sing. He refused but said on release three secrets would be told. The three all said to keep what you have.
Keep what you have.
[Read more…] about The Ass and His Driver
An Ass being driven on a road veered toward a cliff. The Driver tried to stop the Ass but could not and had to let the Ass drop. Too bad for the Ass.
You can’t always stop a fool.