[Read more…] about The Monkey and The Camel
Camel saw how well the Monkey’s performance was received that Camel decided to get up and copy it. Silly Camel did so poorly he was run off.
It is absurd to ape our betters.
[Read more…] about The Apes and The Two Travelers
An Ape king arrayed other apes around him. One traveler said he was a good king with good companions. The other said he was a good Ape. The truth enraged.
The truth often hurts.
[Read more…] about The Fox and Monkey
A Fox and Monkey passed a cemetery. Monkey told the Fox these were ancestors. Fox pointed out this was a likely story but nobody there could refute it.
A false tale often betrays itself.
[Read more…] about The Monkey and The Dolphin
Dolphin saved a Monkey from drowning and gave him a ride to Athens. Dolphin questioned Monkey about Athens and was lied to. Monkey got drowned after all.
Bragging, lying, and pretending, has cost many a man his life and estate.
[Read more…] about The Monkeys and Their Mother
Mother Monkey had two babies. One was reared with love and one with neglect. The loved one was smothered and died; the other grew despite neglect.
The best intentions will not always ensure success.
[Read more…] about The Dancing Monkeys
Monkeys were trained to dance on stage and did a good job of it. One day nuts were thrown onto the stage and the Monkeys fought over the nuts, dancing not.
Men often revert to their natural instincts.