#lesson #fable

The Man and the Oaf

A man sat in a tavern, he noticed a drunken oaf loudly talking and rapping on his table. The man then spake, "Stop! For you are disturbing the others." The oaf, slurring his words, spake, "Shut up, fool, I will continue my ways!" The man retalliated and spake, "I shall brawl with you if your actions do not cease!" A fight then broke out amongst them, destroying jugs, and damaging the place. The man then knew.

 

Moral: trying to deal with things that can not be dealt with might cause more harm.

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The Donkey and the Lion

In a hot, dry desert, a donkey and a lion were quarreling over who gets a drink of water first. The lion, thinking it was the superior being, charged the donkey foolishy; the donkey then kicked the lion and shattered its jawbone. 

 

Moral: do not underestimate your opponent.

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