[Read more…] about The Tree and The Reed
In a gale, a tree fell but reeds did not. It was observed that reeds can bend in the wind but trees can’t.
Obscurity often brings safety.
[Read more…] about The Nursery-Man And The Plantation
Fences around a nursery broke. Nursery-man asked the trees to donate branches. They said no assuming a prison. Cattle came unimpeded and no more trees.
Consider wise advice instead of ignoring it out of self-importance.
[Read more…] about The Thrush and The Fowler
A Thrush, seeking food, stayed too long on a branch as was caught even when it knew better.
Men feel worst when they contribute to their own undoing.
[Read more…] about The Olive-Tree and The Fig-Tree
An Olive Tree bragged that it was better because it was green all year. When snow came it broke the Olive Tree branches but not the other trees. Too bad.
Brag and nature may bring you down.
[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.
[Read more…] about The Trees Under The Protection of The Gods
Each of the gods picked a tree for protection. Minerva, wisest, picked the olive tree on account of its fruit which can be put to good use.
Do what is useful.