[Read more…] about The Mountebank and His Dog
A Mountebank traveled the country showing his Dog doing tricks. Epictetus praised these actions as it showed the excellence of learning.
Good education is of infinite importance.
[Read more…] about The Unlucky Dog
A starving Dog took a piece of meat. The owner called “mad dog” after it and the crowds killed it out of ignorance.
Make the punishment fit the crime.
[Read more…] about The Dog and His Master’s Dinner
A Dog carried master’s supper. Other dogs wanted some and one day Dog stopped to argue. Mistake, but Dog did get away with largest piece.
Do not stop to argue with temptation.
[Read more…] about The Sportsman and The Spaniel
A Hunter and Spaniel were out. The Spaniel sprang both a Snipe and a covey of Partridges. The Hunter fired but missed both in his haste. Too bad!
You should never have two aims at once.
[Read more…] about The Hounds In Couples
Two Hounds were tied together to hunt. They started to bicker and fuss with each other. The Hunter made it clear they would have to get along to survive.
Mutual respect is necessary to matrimonial happiness.
[Read more…] about The Farmer and His Dog
A Farmer came home to his child’s cradle overturned; the Dog near and bloody. Farmer killed the Dog then found live child and dead Snake under the cradle.
Acting in blind rage is dangerous.