[Read more…] about A Jackdaw and Peacock Feathers
A fine bird is more than fine feathers. A Jackdaw tried to make itself look pretty using peacock feathers. It had to flee when found out. What a rout.
A fine bird is more than fine feathers
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Crow
A crow has cheese a fox wants. The fox asks the crow to sing. It does and drops the cheese.
Do not trust flatterers.
[Read more…] about The Crow and The Pitcher
A thirsty crow wanted water from a pitcher. He filled it with pebbles to raise the water level to drink. Clever!
Necessity is the mother of invention.
[Read more…] about The Eagle and The Daw
A Daw saw an eagle carry off a sheep and tried the same trick. The daw could not do it and got caught. Ouch.
Don’t take on more than you can accomplish.
[Read more…] about The Eagle and The Jackdaw
An Eagle was bothered by a Daw who made up attributes to praise the Eagle in order to curry favor. Didn’t work. Eagle saw through it and kicked the Daw out.
False praise leads to disaster.
[Read more…] about The Eagle, The Jackdaw, and The Magpie
A Jackdaw and Magpie vied for importance at the Eagle’s court. Asked which took precedence, the Eagle said that the greater fool would be.
Only fools try to be self-important.