Lead by example, 1865 / timeless.

The Crab.

A crab said to its child, “Quit that walking sideways. Walk straight ahead.” The child crab responded. “I am ready to do as you say, but only when I see you do so first.”

Lesson. It is useless to say things with your mouth without doing so as an example.

[What kind of nation is it where the heads speaks words of disrespect? What kind of an example does that serve for the young and those that seemingly know no better?

Many of Aesop’s fables like this one were translated in the Hawaiian-language newspapers.]

(Kuokoa, 3/23/1865, p. 4)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke IV, Helu 12, Aoao 4. Maraki 23, 1865.