A Cock (Rooster) looks for food but finds a jewel and throws it aside as unwanted.
Precious things are for those who prize them. [Read more…] about The Cock and The Jewel
A Siberian Bear came to a farm where Fowls were drinking; throwing their heads back. They said it was religious. Bear laughed. Fowls chided non-belief.
Do not mock what you don’t know about.
Neighbors watched Aesop examine a group of poultry in a yard. He observed to them that mankind was often no better: crowing and poorly scratching.
Mankind is often no better than animals.
Two fighting Cocks battled for the least insult one to the other. A Turkey remarked how silly that they maim themselves for life over something small.
Don’t over react.
A young Mouse described his first trip out. He thought a Cat friendly and a Cock to be a frightening monster. His mother quickly set him straight.
Looks can be deceiving.
A Cock started scratching the straw among Horses stamped their hooves. The Cock said everyone had to be careful that they did not tread on each other.
It’s not wise to hold yourself in high esteem when it’s not warranted.