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Fable is a literary genre. A fable is a succinct fictional story, in prose or verse, that features animals, mythical creatures, plants, inanimate objects or forces of nature which are anthropomorphized (given human qualities such as verbal communication), and that illustrates or leads to an interpretation of a moral lesson (a “moral”), which may at the end be added explicitly in a pithy maxim. (Wikipedia.org)

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THE FIGHTING COCKS AND THE EAGLE – Aesop Fables for Kids

Once there were two Cocks living in the same farmyard who could not bear the sight of each other.
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THE FISHERMAN AND THE LITTLE FISH – Aesop Fables for Kids

A poor Fisherman, who lived on the fish he caught, had bad luck one day and caught nothing but a very small fry.
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THE ASS IN THE LION’S SKIN – Aesop Fables for Kids

An Ass found a Lion's skin left in the forest by a hunter. He dressed himself in it, and amused himself by hiding in a thicket and rushing out suddenly at the animals who passed that way.
THE COCK AND THE FOX – 1 – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE COCK AND THE FOX – 1 – Aesop Fables for...

A Fox was caught in a trap one fine morning, because he had got too near the Farmer's hen house.

THE WOLVES AND THE SHEEP – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE WOLVES AND THE SHEEP – Aesop Fables for Kids

A pack of Wolves lurked near the Sheep pasture. But the Dogs kept them all at a respectful distance, and the Sheep grazed in perfect safety.

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THE HARE AND HIS EARS – Aesop Fables for Kids

The Lion had been badly hurt by the horns of a Goat, which he was eating. He was very angry to think that any animal that he chose for a meal, should be so brazen as to wear such dangerous things as horns to scratch him while he ate.
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THE NORTH WIND AND THE SUN – Aesop Fables for Kids

The North Wind and the Sun had a quarrel about which of them was the stronger. While they were disputing with much heat and bluster, a Traveler passed along the road wrapped in a cloak.
THE MOLE AND HIS MOTHER – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE MOLE AND HIS MOTHER – Aesop Fables for Kids

A little Mole once said to his Mother: "Why, Mother, you said I was blind! But I am sure I can see!"
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THE LION’S SHARE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A long time ago, the Lion, the Fox, the Jackal, and the Wolf agreed to go hunting together, sharing with each other whatever they found.
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THE LION, THE ASS, AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for...

A Lion, an Ass, and a Fox were hunting in company, and caught a large quantity of game. The Ass was asked to divide the spoil. This he did very fairly, giving each an equal share.
JUPITER AND THE MONKEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

JUPITER AND THE MONKEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a baby show among the Animals in the forest. Jupiter provided the prize. Of course all the proud mammas from far and near brought their babies.
THE SWALLOW AND THE CROW – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE SWALLOW AND THE CROW – Aesop Fables for Kids

The Swallow and the Crow had an argument one day about their plumage.
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THE WOLF, THE KID, AND THE GOAT – Aesop Fables for...

Mother Goat was going to market one morning to get provisions for her household, which consisted of but one little Kid and herself.
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THE MAN AND THE SATYR – Aesop Fables for Kids

A long time ago a Man met a Satyr in the forest and succeeded in making friends with him.
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THE ANT AND THE DOVE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Dove saw an Ant fall into a brook. The Ant struggled in vain to reach the bank, and in pity, the Dove dropped a blade of straw close beside it.
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THE MILLER, HIS SON, AND THE ASS – Aesop Fables for...

One day, a long time ago, an old Miller and his Son were on their way to market with an Ass which they hoped to sell.

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THE ASS AND ITS SHADOW – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Traveler had hired an Ass to carry him to a distant part of the country. The owner of the Ass went with the Traveler, walking beside him to drive the Ass and point out the way.
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THE FOX AND THE CROW – Aesop Fables for Kids

One bright morning as the Fox was following his sharp nose through the wood in search of a bite to eat, he saw a Crow on the limb of a tree overhead.
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THE CAT AND THE OLD RAT – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Cat who was so watchful, that a Mouse hardly dared show the tip of his whiskers for fear of being eaten alive.

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THE LARK AND HER YOUNG ONES – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Lark made her nest in a field of young wheat. As the days passed, the wheat stalks grew tall and the young birds, too, grew in strength.