[Read more…] about The Hare With Many Friends
A Hare had many good weather friends. When trouble was near they all refused to help the Hare who only barely managed to escape on his own.
He that has many friends, has no friends.
[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 The Horse and The Stag
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs. A horse lets a rider mount to chase a stag. The rider keeps the horse.
If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs.
[Read more…] about The Soldier and His Horse
A Soldier cared for his Horse during war. After the war, care was not so much. When war came again, the Soldier had to go alone as the Horse was not fit.
Care defines ability.
[Read more…] about The Battle Horse and The Miller
A aged, pampered Battle Horse was sent to work for a Miller. Work was tedious and asked the Miller why his fate had changed but was told to accept his lot.
Fortune has its ups and downs.
[Read more…] about The Horse and The Groom
A Groom spent days grooming his Horse while, at the same time, he stole his oats and sold them. The Horse wished he would groom less and feed more.
Appearances aren’t everything.