[Read more…] about The Fox and The Cock
A Fox caught in a trap asked a passing Cock to get a stick so he can get out of the trap. Smart Cock brought the farmer who had the stick. Bye Bye Fox.
Sweet talk doesn’t always work.
[Read more…] about The Lion, Jupiter, and The Elephant
A Lion bemoaned his state to Jupiter who refused to help. The Lion then saw an Elephant who was bothered by a Gnat. The Lion thought better of his state.
There is always someone else worse off than you.
[Read more…] about The Thieves and The Cock
Thieves stole a Cock who pleaded for life saying he serviced man by waking him. The thieves thought this all the better reason to kill and eat the bird.
The safeguards of virtue are hateful to those with evil intentions.
[Read more…] about The Cocks and The Partridge
A Partridge put in with gamecocks watched them fight and worried for his safety. Not to worry he found out as game cocks fight each other all the time.
Some people quarrel just for the sake of quarreling.
[Read more…] about The Fox, The Cock, and The Dog
A Dog is hiding in a hole in a tree. A cock is in the tree crowing. A fox hears and comes for a meal. Surprise!
Cunning often outwits itself.
[Read more…] about The Birdcatcher, The Partridge, and The Cock
A bird catcher caught nothing and had to pick between his partridge lure and a rooster. Good bye rooster despite a good argument.
Necessity knows no law.