[Read more…] about The Shipwrecked Man and The Sea
A man was shipwrecked and blamed the sea for his troubles. The sea responded saying it was not he but the wind that should be blamed.
Use care to place your blame on the right person.
[Read more…] about A Cunning Woman
A Woman played a witch and divine oracle. When caught and sentenced to die another woman asked why the gods were easier than the judge.
Pretend to be something and pay the consequences.
[Read more…] about A Woman and Her Two Daughters
A Woman with two daughters buried one, and mourners were provided for the funeral. The other daughter asked about strangers. Woman said they had the money.
Professional mourners serve those who pay the most.
[Read more…] about A Wife and A Drunken Husband
A drunken Husband was taken to the morgue by his wife. She came back later but the Husband told her to go away unless she had drink for him.
It’s hard to give up bad habits.
[Read more…] about The Man and His Wife
A hated Wife was sent to relatives as a test. She said the Shepard hated her. The Husband commented that she must also be hated by those with her all day.
Make the best of a bad situation.
[Read more…] about A Woman and Her Hen
A Woman wanted two rather than one egg a day from her Hen. She overfed the Hen which caused the Hen to stop laying eggs entirely.
Set bounds to our desires and content ourselves when we are well.