[Read more…] about The Peacock and The Crane
A Peacock was strutting before a Crane saying how beautiful he was. The Crane pointed out that it could fly with his feathers instead of just strut around.
Fine feathers don’t make fine birds.
[Read more…] about A Jackdaw and Peacock Feathers
A fine bird is more than fine feathers. A Jackdaw tried to make itself look pretty using peacock feathers. It had to flee when found out. What a rout.
A fine bird is more than fine feathers
[Read more…] about The Peacock
Juno gave the Peacock a large train of feathers as requested. The Peacock was the envy of all until he tried to fly. Ostentation doesn’t fly well.
Be careful what you ask for.
[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 Peacock and Juno
A Peacock wanted to have a nice voice as well as looking pretty. Juno said: “No.”
Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.