GOOD MORNING PRAGOBOTS!
We continue our look at Aesop’s Fables…
Belling the Cat
The mice had a meeting to plan how to free themselves from their enemy, the Cat. They wanted to be able to tell when he was coming.
After many plans were discussed, a Young Mouse stood up and said: “I have a simple plan that can work. All we have to do is to put a bell on the cat’s tail. That way we can tell when he’s coming.”
All of the mice were excited with such a good idea. As they began rejoicing, an Old Mouse stood up and said in the middle of their excitement:
“Who is going to put the bell on the Cat’s tail?”
MORAL: Some things are easier said than done.
The Democrats need to read this one…..
The Three Bulls and the Lion
Three bulls pastured together for a long time.
Everyday a Lion would lay in ambush hoping to make them his prey, but he was afraid to attack them while they kept together.
Then one day the Bulls had a quarrel and separated from each other as far as they could get.
The Lion now found it easy to attacked them without fear as they fed alone, and feasted on them one by one at his own leisure.
MORAL: There is strength in unity.
Thoth and the Woodcutter
A woodcutter was cutting wood on a riverside when he lost his axe in the water. With no one there to help him, he sat down on the river back and began to cry.
Thoth (an ancient Egyptian god) felt sorry for him and dove into the water and brought up a golden axe.
He asked the Woodcutter if this was his axe, and the Woodcutter said “No.” He dove in again and brought up a silver axe and asked the woodcutter if this one was his. And again the Woodcutter said “No.”
When he went down a third time and brought up the Woodcutter’s axe, the Woodcutter said, “That is the right one.”
Thoth was so pleased with his honesty that he gave him the other two axes as well.
The Woodcutter told one of his friends what happened. Who then hurried to the river, and after throwing his axe into the water, sat down and cried.
Again Thoth felt sorry for him and dove down and brought up a golden axe. When he asked if this was axe his, the Woodcutter’s Friend joyfully said, “Yes.”
Thoth was so disgusted with the lie that left without giving him the golden axe or his own axe in the river.
MORAL: Honesty is the best policy.
(SOURCE: W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center)