[Read more…] about The Ass, The Cock, and The Lion
A cock scares a Lion away; the Ass thinks it was his bray that did it and chases after. Too bad for the Ass.
False confidence often leads into danger.
[Read more…] about The Widow and Her Little Maidens
A widow was served by maidens awakened by a rooster. They killed the rooster. The widow then woke them earlier.
Be careful what you ask for.
[Read more…] about The Fighting Cocks and The Eagle
Two Cocks were fighting to rule the yard. The loser hid while the winner danced around the yard drawing an Eagle’s attention. Bye-bye loser, hello winner.
Pride goes before the fall.
[Read more…] about The Cat and The Cock
A Cat caught a Cock for a meal but first asked for excuses as to why it crowed so early. The Cock answered it was to help man. The Cat wasn’t impressed.
Tyrants need no excuse.