[Read more…] about The Lion and The Council Of Beasts
A Lion decided to tax his subjects so he did not have to hunt. The Tiger suggested taxing vice. The Elephant suggested taxing virtue. Nobody won.
The best tax system is voluntary.
[Read more…] about The Lion and The Snake
A hungry Lion brushed aside a Snake with his paw. The Snake, angered, bit the Lion with deadly venom. Snake pointed out even small enemies can hurt.
Any enemy is a bad enemy.
[Read more…] about The Lion, The Bear, The Monkey, and The Fox
The Lion summoned many to his den. Bear thought it reeked and was killed for his observation. Monkey said otherwise and was killed. Fox demurred and lived.
Watch what you say in the presence of greater power.
[Read more…] about The Lion, The Fox, and The Wolf
A sick Lion was attended by Wolf and Fox. Wolf said the Fox had been gone plotting. Fox returned saying he found a cure: the pelt of a Wolf. Bye Wolf.
Plot against others and fall into a trap of your own making.
[Read more…] about The Lion, and The Asses and Hares
A beast/bird war broke out. Asses and Hares came to the field. The Lion, instead of dismissing them, said the Asses could trumpet and Hares carry letters.
Everyone can be of use in war.
[Read more…] about The Ass’s Brains
A Lion and Fox hunted together. An Ass was killed for supper. Fox was to guard but got hungry and ate the brain. Lion angry. Fox explained no brain if here.
Wit has always an answer ready.