[Read more…] about The Apes and The Two Travelers
An Ape king arrayed other apes around him. One traveler said he was a good king with good companions. The other said he was a good Ape. The truth enraged.
The truth often hurts.
[Read more…] about The Crow and The Raven
The Crow was jealous of the Raven who’s cry was taken as an omen. Crow tried to mimic the Raven but travelers saw through the ploy and ignored the Crow.
Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous.
[Read more…] about The Traveler and Fortune
A person slept by a well. Fortune, not wanting to be blamed for a drowning, saved the person from folly.
Everyone is more or less master of his own fate.
[Read more…] about The Ass and His Shadow
A Traveler hired an Ass. The day was hot and the Traveler sat in the shadow of the Ass. The Owner argued he didn’t hire the shadow. Ass left as they argued.
In quarreling about the shadow we often lose the substance.
[Read more…] about The Seaside Travelers
Seaside Travelers waited by the shore for a boat they saw in the distance to land. When it did they saw it was only a load of wood. Disappointment!
Our mere anticipations of life outrun its realities.
[Read more…] about The Traveler and His Dog
A Traveler was ready for a trip and found his Dog by the door waiting for him. Dog had gotten ready first.
The slacker often blames delay on the more active.