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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.
THE BUNDLE OF STICKS – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE BUNDLE OF STICKS – Aesop Fables for Kids

A certain Father had a family of Sons, who were forever quarreling among themselves.

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THE WOLF AND THE LAMB – Aesop Fables for Kids

A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream.

THE FARMER AND THE CRANES – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE FARMER AND THE CRANES – Aesop Fables for Kids

Some Cranes saw a farmer plowing a large field. When the work of plowing was done, they patiently watched him sow the seed. It was their feast, they thought.

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THE CAT AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

Once a Cat and a Fox were traveling together. As they went along, picking up provisions on the way—a stray mouse here, a fat chicken there—they began an argument to while away the time between bites.

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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.
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The Dove And The Ant – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

An Ant who in a brook would drink
Fell off the bank. He tried
To swim, and felt his courage sink--
This ocean seemed so wide.
But for a dove who flew above
He would have drowned and died.

THE LION AND THE ASS – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE LION AND THE ASS – Aesop Fables for Kids

One day as the Lion walked proudly down a forest aisle, and the animals respectfully made way for him, an Ass brayed a scornful remark as he passed.

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THE LION AND THE ASS – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Lion and an Ass agreed to go hunting together. In their search for game the hunters saw a number of Wild Goats run into a cave, and laid plans to catch them.

THE DOG AND THE OYSTER – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE DOG AND THE OYSTER – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Dog who was very fond of eggs. He visited the hen house very often and at last got so greedy that he would swallow the eggs whole.

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THE SHEPHERD AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Shepherd, counting his Sheep one day, discovered that a number of them were missing.

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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.