[Read more…] about The Traveller
A Traveller stepped away from and walked around some snakes in the road but, when he came upon some worms paid them no attention and crushed them.
Compassion is often only given to those who can hurt you.
[Read more…] about The Travellers and The Crow
A one-eyed Crow flew in front of two travelers and was taken to be a bad omen by one. The other pointed out the Crow could not even foretell his own future.
Fortune tellers have to be able to tell their own fortunes.
[Read more…] about Two Travellers of Differing Humours
Two Travelers of different humours were walking. The one with bad thoughts, while practicing the possibility of blindness, missed a purse of gold. Too bad!
Better to look at the glass as half full instead of half empty.
[Read more…] about The Two Travellers and The Oyster
Two Travelers disputed who owned the Oyster they found. A third Traveler judged the dispute, handed each a shell, and ate the Oyster as payment. Ooops!
Justice is in the eye of the beholder.
[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 Travelers and The Plane-Tree
To the dismay of a Plane-Tree some men sitting under its shade talked badly about it. They got corrected.
Some men underrate their best blessings.