[Read more…] about The Bald Man and The Fly
A bald man was bit by a fly and hit his head trying to kill the fly. The fly mocked him for his injury but the man said he will endure more to kill the fly.
You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies.
[Read more…] about The Eagle and His Captor
An Eagle was caught and had his wings clipped. A neighbor bought the Eagle and let his wings grow out. A Fox cautioned the Eagle about paying tribute.
Favor those who do you kindness.
[Read more…] about The Rich Man and The Tanner
A rich man complained about the smell from a near-by tanner. The tanner said he would move but did not and the rich man eventually got used to the smell.
One can get used to most anything.
[Read more…] about The Flea and The Man
A Flea begged for his life after biting a man. No argument the Flea used could be enough to sway the man from killing the evil Flea.
Tolerate no evil.
[Read more…] about The Swallow and Other Birds
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. A Swallow was warned to eat all sown hemp seeds else they grow up; the fibers woven into a net.
Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin.
[Read more…] about Two Enemies at Sea
Two enemies were on a ship; one up front, the other in the back. The ship was sinking and the enemy at back was delighted he would see the other sink first.
Ultimate satisfaction is seeing your enemy perish before you.