[Read more…] about The Jackdaw and The Fox
Don’t deceive yourself. A Fox sees a jackdaw waiting for food from a tree with early fruit on it. The Fox tells the daw it is waiting in vain.
Don’t deceive yourself.
[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.
[Read more…] about The Eagle, Cat, and Wild Sow
While living in the same tree, a cat decided to fool the eagle above and sow below. The cat told each the other would attack. Paralyzed with fear they died.
Don’t let fear paralyze you.
[Read more…] about The Trees and The Axe
The trees willingly give a woodsman a shaft for his axe. Ooops, too bad.
Nothing bothers a man more than to see he has aided his own undoing.
[Read more…] about The Fir Tree and The Bramble
A tree argues with a bramble about status when the lumberjack comes to cut the tree down. Oooops.
Better poverty without care, than riches with.