I identified with the non-human characters.
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That, among other things, did actually turn me into a lifelong vegetarian. It softens the moral message a little, making it slightly more palatable. Some would feel that this waters it down and makes it less effective. Topics Children and teenagers. Picture books news.
A Moral Tale and Other Moral Tales
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When it was over, the loser of the battle went and hid himself in a dark corner while the winner climbed atop the barn and began to crow where he was promptly snatched up by a hungry eagle. A lion, a fox, and an ass went hunting together and set to divide the spoils of their efforts between them. First, the ass divided the goods into three even piles, at which point the lion attacked and devoured him, then asked the fox to divide the food.
The fox, taking a lesson from the ass, gave the lion nearly all of the game and set aside a meagre portion for himself, which pleased the lion, who then allowed the fox to live. Eventually, her wild mind led her to ponder using the spoils of her poultry farm to buy a fancy gown for the fair. As the girl imagined how the boys would flock to her in her sparkling new duds she tossed her hair, sending the pail of milk and all of her dreams to the dirt below.
A fox found himself trapped in a well and so he coaxed a goat down with him into the water below. When the goat reached the bottom of the well the fox climbed on his back and out of his prison, leaving the goat to suffer his fate alone. A nightingale was caught in the talons of a hawk and pled for his life, saying that the hawk ought to let him go and pursue much larger birds that might have a better shot at slaking his hunger.
A man looking to purchase an ass took one home on a trial basis and released him in the pasture with his other donkeys. When the new addition took an instant liking to the laziest ass of the bunch, the farmer yoked him up and led him straight back to the vendor, saying that he expected the new donkey would probably just turn out as worthless as his choice of companion. One who steals has no right to complain if he is robbed.
It is foolish to try to imitate the skills of others. Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends. No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted. If you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all. He that is hard to please, may get nothing in the end.
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You can fool people some of the time, but you can't fool them all of the time. All of us, the great and the little have need of each other. It's the story of a slightly vain singer His end-game is to die unhappy so as not to regret anything. I have not written a book without having the touching honesty of Mr Balavoine on loop. The other language helps for some reason, too. Disclosure: Content may contain affiliate links to WriterShop and other companies. The Novelry is independently owned and opinions expressed are our own.
Louise Dean. Founder of The Novelry. Louise Dean is an award-winning Man Booker long-listed author of novels published internationally. Recent Posts. Get your Sunday paper delivered to your door! The weekly blog will be emailed to you on a Sunday.
The Moral of the Tale Apr 28, Familiarity breeds contempt. Avoid a cure that is worse than the disease. Don't believe everything you hear. Save for a rainy day. Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield. Fine feathers don't make fine birds.
Liars often set their own traps. It is easy to be brave from a distance. Each person has his strong point. It pays to be prepared. It is possible to have too much of a good thing. Little friends may prove great friends. One good turn deserves another. Please all and you will soon please none. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. It pays to be content with your lot. Don't pretend to be something you aren't.
Honesty is the best policy. A crust in comfort is better than a feast in fear. Vices are their own punishment. The song in the clip is 'Le Chanteur' by Daniel Balavoine. Now that is a hook! Le Chanteur. Daniel Balavoine.
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Et partout dans la rue, j'veux qu'on parle de moi Que les filles soient nues, qu'elles se jettent sur moi Qu'elles m'admirent, qu'elles me tuent Qu'elles s'arrachent ma vertu. Alors je serai vieux et je pourrai crever Je me cherch'rai un Dieu pour tout me pardonner J'veux mourir malheureux Pour ne rien regretter, j'veux mourir malheureux. Songwriters: Daniel Xavier Marie Balavoine. Join us and get that novel done. Every Sunday by email. The Author. Louise Dean Founder of The Novelry.
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