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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 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.
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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 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.
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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 TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE – Aesop Fables for...

A Town Mouse once visited a relative who lived in the country. For lunch the Country Mouse served wheat stalks, roots, and acorns, with a dash of cold water for drink.

THE BIRDS, THE BEASTS, AND THE BAT – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE BIRDS, THE BEASTS, AND THE BAT – Aesop Fables for...

The Birds and the Beasts declared war against each other. No compromise was possible, and so they went at it tooth and claw.

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THE WOLF AND THE SHEPHERD – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Wolf had been prowling around a flock of Sheep for a long time, and the Shepherd watched very anxiously to prevent him from carrying off a Lamb.
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THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Dog who was so ill-natured and mischievous that his Master had to fasten a heavy wooden clog about his neck to keep him from annoying visitors and neighbors.

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 SHEEP AND THE PIG – Aesop Fables for Kids

One day a shepherd discovered a fat Pig in the meadow where his Sheep were pastured.

THE WOLF AND THE LEAN DOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE WOLF AND THE LEAN DOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Wolf prowling near a village one evening met a Dog. It happened to be a very lean and bony Dog, and Master Wolf would have turned up his nose at such meager fare had he not been more hungry than usual.

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THE SPENDTHRIFT AND THE SWALLOW – Aesop Fables for Kids

A young fellow, who was very popular among his boon companions as a good spender, quickly wasted his fortune trying to live up to his reputation.

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THE STAG, THE SHEEP, AND THE WOLF – Aesop Fables for...

One day a Stag came to a Sheep and asked her to lend him a measure of wheat.

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The City Mouse And The Country Mouse – Jean De La...

A City Mouse, with ways polite,
A Country Mouse invited
To sup with him and spend the night.
Said Country Mouse: "De--lighted!"
In truth it proved a royal treat,
With everything that's good to eat.

THE ASS CARRYING THE IMAGE – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE ASS CARRYING THE IMAGE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A sacred Image was being carried to the temple. It was mounted on an Ass adorned with garlands and gorgeous trappings, and a grand procession of priests and pages followed it through the streets.

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THE BEAR AND THE BEES – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Bear roaming the woods in search of berries happened on a fallen tree in which a swarm of Bees had stored their honey.

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THE OLD LION AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

An old Lion, whose teeth and claws were so worn that it was not so easy for him to get food as in his younger days, pretended that he was sick.
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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 WOLF AND THE KID – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a little Kid whose growing horns made him think he was a grown-up Billy Goat and able to take care of himself.