[Read more…] about The Tail of the Serpent
A Snake’s Tail rebelled against the Head so Head let Tail lead the way. Over a cliff they both went. Tail was silent after that.
Know your place.
[Read more…] about The Viper and The File
It is useless attacking the insensible. A viper (or snake), in vain, attempts to bite a steel file.
It is useless attacking the insensible.
[Read more…] about The Fowler and The Viper
A man walking and concentrating accidentally stepped on a viper which bit him.
Concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of others at your own peril.
[Read more…] about A Snake and A Crab
A Snake was advised by a Crab to give up bad dealings. Snake did not so Crab found the Snake and killed it. Snake should have listened to Crab.
Be frank and open in your dealings.
[Read more…] about Jupiter and a Serpent
A Serpent brought the gift of a rose to Jupiter who refused the gift as accepting it would put him in debt to a Serpent. Not a good thing.
If you receive a gift you must befriend the giver.
[Read more…] about The Hen and The Swallow
A Hen sat on eggs in am abandoned viper’s nest. A Swallow called her out asking why she would be incubating the eggs of a mortal enemy. Good question!
A good natured man will often assist his own destruction.