[Read more…] about The Ape And The Carpenter
An Ape watched a Carpenter split wood with wedges but learned nothing as he pulled a wedge out, the wood closed, and he was trapped. Too bad Ape.
Know what you are doing when trying something new.
[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 Monkey Who Had Seen The World
A Monkey with airs due to his association with humans went back to the forest and tried to show off for his companions there. Not a good idea!
Don’t put on airs.
[Read more…] about The Wolf, The Fox, and The Ape
An Ape sat as judge between a Fox, accused of stealing, and Wolf, the accuser. After the trial, the Ape judged the Wolf lost nothing but the Fox stole it.
The dishonest, if they act honestly, get no credit.
[Read more…] about An Ape and Fox
Ape became king through tricks. A Fox noticed a trap and led the Ape to it. The Ape was caught by the trip and complained. Fox: he should have known better.
Rulers should tend to business; a bad choice exposes authority to scorn.
[Read more…] about An Ass, An Ape, and A Mole
An Ass and an Ape were complaining about what they did not have. A Mole pointed out that their complaint was minor compared with his lack of sight.
Be thankful for what nature has given you.