[Read more…] about The Man, Horse, Ox, and Dog
A Man gave animals shelter and in return they gave him their attributes for various ages of his life: headstrong in youth, laborer later, then snappish.
The Ages of Man
[Read more…] about A Dog and A Thief
A Thief brought meat to calm a guard Dog. The Dog recognized the ploy and told the Thief he would now be a better guard.
Be true to your master.
[Read more…] about The Kid and Wolf
A Kid about to be eaten by a Wolf asked the Wolf to play to tune so he could dance. Wolf complied and hounds heard the music and came to chase the Wolf.
Don’t do things that make you forget your original purpose.
[Read more…] about The Stag, The Wolf, and The Sheep
A Stag asked to borrow wheat from a Sheep and said he would leave a Wolf as a bond. The Sheep, understandably, did not think much of this offer.
Two wrongs do not make a right.
[Read more…] about The Dog and The Hare
While a Dog chased a Hare he sometimes nipped and sometimes fawned over the Hare. The Hare did not know what to think about the Dog’s bid for friendship.
No one can be a friend if you know not whether to trust or distrust him.
[Read more…] about The Wolves and The Sheepdogs
Wolves argued the Sheepdogs should give them the sheep as the master only gave the dogs bones. The Sheepdogs agreed and the Wolves immediately killed them.
Don’t be taken in by your enemy.