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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 YOUNG CRAB AND HIS MOTHER – Aesop Fables for Kids

"Why in the world do you walk sideways like that?" said a Mother Crab to her son. "You should always walk straight forward with your toes turned out."

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THE TWO GOATS – Aesop Fables for Kids

Two Goats, frisking gayly on the rocky steeps of a mountain valley, chanced to meet, one on each side of a deep chasm through which poured a mighty mountain torrent.

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THE HERON – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Heron was walking sedately along the bank of a stream, his eyes on the clear water, and his long neck and pointed bill ready to snap up a likely morsel for his breakfast.

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THE ASS AND THE LAP DOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once an Ass whose Master also owned a Lap Dog. This Dog was a favorite and received many a pat and kind word from his Master, as well as choice bits from his plate.

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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 WOLF AND THE CRANE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Wolf had been feasting too greedily, and a bone had stuck crosswise in his throat. He could get it neither up nor down, and of course he could not eat a thing.

THE WOLF AND THE SHEEP – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE WOLF AND THE SHEEP – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Wolf had been hurt in a fight with a Bear. He was unable to move and could not satisfy his hunger and thirst. A Sheep passed by near his hiding place, and the Wolf called to him.

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THE FARMER AND HIS SONS – Aesop Fables for Kids

A rich old farmer, who felt that he had not many more days to live, called his sons to his bedside.

THE OLD LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE OLD LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Lion had grown very old. His teeth were worn away. His limbs could no longer bear him, and the King of Beasts was very pitiful indeed as he lay gasping on the ground, about to die.

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The Fox And The Grapes – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

Rosy and ripe, and ready to box, The grapes hang high o'er the hungry Fox.-- He pricks up his ears, and his eye he cocks.
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THE FROGS WHO WISHED FOR A KING – Aesop Fables for...

The Frogs were tired of governing themselves.

THE DOG AND HIS MASTER’S DINNER – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE DOG AND HIS MASTER’S DINNER – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Dog had learned to carry his master's dinner to him every day. He was very faithful to his duty, though the smell of the good things in the basket tempted him.

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THE ASTROLOGER – Aesop Fables for Kids

A man who lived a long time ago believed that he could read the future in the stars. He called himself an Astrologer, and spent his time at night gazing at the sky.

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THE DOG AND HIS REFLECTION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Dog, to whom the butcher had thrown a bone, was hurrying home with his prize as fast as he could go.

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THE FROGS AND THE OX – Aesop Fables for Kids

An Ox came down to a reedy pool to drink. As he splashed heavily into the water, he crushed a young Frog into the mud.