[Read more…] about The Frog and The Ox
A frog inflates itself bragging he can be as big as an ox or bull. Too big, too bad. Pop.
Conceit may lead to self-destruction.
[Read more…] about The Four Oxen and The Lion
Four oxen stood back to back against a lion. Mistake. The Lion picked each off one by one in turn.
United we stand, divided we fall.
[Read more…] about The Flea and The Ox
A Flea and Ox discussed their treatment by man. The Ox bore the work for the reward of being patted. The Flea commented that such patting would kill it.
A reward for one might be destruction for another.
[Read more…] about The Lion and Three Bulls
A Lion wanted to dine on some bulls but they grouped together when he advanced. One day the bulls went to different fields and were eaten one by one.
Union is strength.
[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 Master and His Dogs
In the midst of a storm the Dogs watch their Master kill his Sheep, Goats, and Oxen in order to sustain himself. The Dogs decided to be safe and leave!
He is not to be trusted as a friend who mistreats his own family.