[Read more…] about The Conscientious Thieves
Thieves rob a fellow who then talks them into returning a large part of the money and the robbers complain bitterly.
[Read more…] about The Wicked Thief and The Sun
The Sun sought a wife but people implored Jupiter to deny the wedding as sons of the Sun would cause hardship. Jupiter agreed. The story prevented people from seeking a wife for a thief thinking it would change his ways.
Evil often promotes evil.
[Read more…] about The Two Thieves and The Bear
Thieves wanted to steal a Calf in an Ox stall. One went in but was held fast. As dawn came one thief left and the other was caught – being held by a Bear.
Be prepared for the unexpected.
[Read more…] about The Thief and The Boy
A Thief met a boy by a well who said he lost silver down the well. The Thief undressed and jumped into the well to steal it. Done; boy and clothes gone.
Every tale is not to be believed.
[Read more…] about The Generous Lion
A Lion was with its kill. A thief demanded half but the Lion made him go away. A traveler, respecting the Lion, left but was called back for a share.
Respecting strength can yield rewards.
[Read more…] about The Mules and The Robbers
One mule carried treasure proudly; one carried grain. Robbers beset them and noticed the proud mule. They took the treasure and wounded the mule. Other OK.
Flaunt wealth and thieves will know you have wealth.