[Read more…] about The Milkmaid and Her Pail
A Milkmaid went to market with her pail on her head. She was lost in thought about the profits and what she will do with them and tripped. No more milk.
Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
[Read more…] about The Hen and The Fox
A fox tried hard to get a roosting Hen out of a tree but the Hen new better than to come down to her doom. Good show.
Beware of interested friendships.
[Read more…] about Juno, Venus, and the Hen
Venus showed Juno she was no more chaste than other women by asking a hen if she would stop scratching for a barn full of grain. She could not.
Even the best are no better than others.
[Read more…] about The Frog and The Hen
A Frog complained about a Hen cackling over laying an egg. The Hen pointed out she had to bear his croaking over nothing all the time.
Don’t demand others be good when you are not good yourself.
[Read more…] about The Falcon and The Capon
A Capon pretended not to hear the call of the cook to the kitchen. A watching Falcon said he always answered master’s call. Capon pointed to the difference.
Don’t follow others to your peril.
[Read more…] about The Hen and The Swallow
A Hen sat on eggs in am abandoned viper’s nest. A Swallow called her out asking why she would be incubating the eggs of a mortal enemy. Good question!
A good natured man will often assist his own destruction.