A further 3 fables - The Stick Insect/The Vulture/ The Impatient Thief
"If I pretend to be a stick", it thought, "Then no harm can come to me".
But the noise was a man looking about for firewood and then the man, thinking that the stick insect was a dry twig, grasped hold of it and threw it onto a fire.
Moral: Deception can sometimes get us into trouble
But the man was only sleeping and, waking up, the man took hold of his gun and shot the vulture.
Moral: Be certain before you act.
The Impatient Thief (Fable) A thief once stole a pie from a baker but the pie was so hot that it burned his hands and he dropped it.
"If I had waited for the pie to cool down", he thought, "I could have stolen it but now I've got nothing but burnt fingers".
Moral: He who waits is wise