The Cock and the Pearl

From some of your comments and feedback, it seems that several of you are enjoying the short stories from the schools of philosophy and Zen. Here is another of Aesop’s Fables:

A cock was once strutting up and down the farmyard among the hens when suddenly he espied something shinning amid the straw. “Ho! ho!” quoth he, “that’s for me,” and soon rooted it out from beneath the straw. What did it turn out to be but a Pearl that by some chance had been lost in the yard? “You may be a treasure,” quoth Master Cock, “to men that prize you, but for me I would rather have a single barley-corn than a peck of pearls.”

Precious things are for those that can prize them.

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One response to “The Cock and the Pearl

  1. A man desires gold, then falls into a mine upon which he finds ten tons of gold. The man dies of thirst and hunger.

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