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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 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 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 The Tortoise – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

I'll run you a race if you dare.
Said the Tortoise one day to the Hare:
"I'll run you a race if you dare.
I'll bet you cannot
Arrive at that spot
As quickly as I can get there."

THE RAT AND THE ELEPHANT – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE RAT AND THE ELEPHANT – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Rat was traveling along the King's highway. He was a very proud Rat, considering his small size and the bad reputation all Rats have.

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THE MONKEY AND THE CAT – Aesop Fables for Kids

Once upon a time a Cat and a Monkey lived as pets in the same house. They were great friends and were constantly in all sorts of mischief together.

THE SERPENT AND THE EAGLE – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE SERPENT AND THE EAGLE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Serpent had succeeded in surprising an Eagle and had wrapped himself around the Eagle's neck. The Eagle could not reach the Serpent, neither with beak nor claws.

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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.

THE BOY AND THE FILBERTS – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE BOY AND THE FILBERTS – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Boy was given permission to put his hand into a pitcher to get some filberts. But he took such a great fistful that he could not draw his hand out again.

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THE MONKEY AND THE CAMEL – Aesop Fables for Kids

At a great celebration in honor of King Lion, the Monkey was asked to dance for the company.

THE MULE – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE MULE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Mule had had a long rest and much good feeding. He was feeling very vigorous indeed, and pranced around loftily, holding his head high.

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THE BAT AND THE WEASELS – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Bat blundered into the nest of a Weasel, who ran up to catch and eat him. The Bat begged for his life, but the Weasel would not listen.

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 Dog And His Image. – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

There he saw another one.
A foolish Dog, who carried in his jaw

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THE GNAT AND THE BULL – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Gnat flew over the meadow with much buzzing for so small a creature and settled on the tip of one of the horns of a Bull.

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THE STAG AND HIS REFLECTION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Stag, drinking from a crystal spring, saw himself mirrored in the clear water. He greatly admired the graceful arch of his antlers, but he was very much ashamed of his spindling legs.

THE FARMER AND THE SNAKE – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE FARMER AND THE SNAKE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Farmer walked through his field one cold winter morning. On the ground lay a Snake, stiff and frozen with the cold.

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THE MOTHER AND THE WOLF – Aesop Fables for Kids

Early one morning a hungry Wolf was prowling around a cottage at the edge of a village, when he heard a child crying in the house. Then he heard the Mother's voice say: