|1.||the moral of the fable|
what one is supposed to learn, as in a fable, from a given incident or experience.
son: dad why was i taken to police station for public drunkenness, even if I didn't a bottle of alcohol on me?
father, lol, the moral of the fable is, that, when you drink, and then walk around in public, even if you don't actually have the bottle on you, you still have the smell of the firewater on your breath, especially if it's something hard, like whiskey. an experienced police officer, when they come close enough to talk to you, can actually smell the stuff on your breath.