A Peacock, puffed up with vanity, met a Crane one day, and to impress him spread his gorgeous tail in the Sun.
"Look," he said. "What have you to compare with this? I am dressed in all the glory of the rainbow, while your feathers are gray as dust!"
The Crane spread his broad wings and flew up toward the sun.
"Follow me if you can," he said. But the Peacock stood where he was among the birds of the barnyard, while the Crane soared in freedom far up into the blue sky.
The useful is of much more importance and value, than the ornamental.
The Lark and Her Young Ones
The Stag, the Sheep and The Wolf
The Cat, the Cock, and the Young Mouse
The Rabbit, the Weasel and the Cat
The Golden Egg
The Ass and the Lap Dog
The Ass in the Lion's Skin
The Wolf and the Shepherd