[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 Bear and The Two Travelers
Two Travelers agreed to guard each other. A Bear rushed at both and one climbed a tree; the other played dead and the Bear told him to not trust the other.
Never trust a friend who leaves you when trouble approaches.
[Read more…] about The Boasting Traveler
Boasting of deeds done is lots of fun; at least until someone calls you on your boasting.
Travelers may take some liberties, but not too many.
[Read more…] about Two Travelers and The Axe (Purse)
One of two Men found an Axe. The other claimed part of the find until the owner showed up to take the Axe back. The other quickly withdrew the claim.
He who shares the danger ought to share the prize.
[Read more…] about The Man and The Satyr
A Satyr is confused by a man blowing to both heat and cool and refused to deal with him thinking he was double dealing.
Maintain a single position.
[Read more…] about The Chameleon
A Chameleon assumed and was seen by others in different colors. Those who saw argued among themselves. The Chameleon, revealed, said they were all fools.
Learn diffidence and moderation in your opinions.