[Read more…] about The Miser and The Magpie
A Magpie stole gold from a Miser who said the Magpie should die for stealing. Magpie said the Miser is more guilty for secreting, not using, the gold.
Wealth not used is wealth wasted.
[Read more…] about The Eagle, The Jackdaw, and The Magpie
A Jackdaw and Magpie vied for importance at the Eagle’s court. Asked which took precedence, the Eagle said that the greater fool would be.
Only fools try to be self-important.
[Read more…] about The Peacock and The Magpie
The Birds wanted a king and the Peacock applied. He was almost elected due to his beauty but a Magpie asked practical questions. Peacock failed.
Kings must be suited for the job and not just a vain pretender.
[Read more…] about The Crow and The Sheep
The Crow bothered a Sheep who said a Dog would not have stood for the abuse. The Crow pointed out that he picked his targets just for that reason.
Pick your enemies.