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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 Cat And The Fox – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

The Cat and the Fox once took a walk together,
Sharpening their wits with talk about the weather
And as their walking sharpened appetite, too;
They also took some things they had no right to.
Cream, that is so delicious when it thickens,
Pleased the Cat best. The Fox liked little chickens.

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THE LION AND THE MOUSE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Lion lay asleep in the forest, his great head resting on his paws. A timid little Mouse came upon him unexpectedly, and in her fright and haste to get away, ran across the Lion's nose.

THE TRAVELERS AND THE SEA – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE TRAVELERS AND THE SEA – Aesop Fables for Kids

Two Travelers were walking along the seashore. Far out they saw something riding on the waves.
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THE FIGHTING BULLS AND THE FROG – Aesop Fables for Kids

Two Bulls were fighting furiously in a field, at one side of which was a marsh. An old Frog living in the marsh, trembled as he watched the fierce battle.

THE PORCUPINE AND THE SNAKES – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE PORCUPINE AND THE SNAKES – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Porcupine was looking for a good home. At last he found a little sheltered cave, where lived a family of Snakes.

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The Monkey And The Cat – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

Jocko the Monkey, Mouser--his chum, the Cat,
Had the same master. Both were sleek and fat,
And mischievous. If anything went wrong,
The neighbors where not blamed. Be sure of that.

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THE OAK AND THE REEDS – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Giant Oak stood near a brook in which grew some slender Reeds. When the wind blew, the great Oak stood proudly upright with its hundred arms uplifted to the sky.

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THE WOLF AND THE ASS – Aesop Fables for Kids

An Ass was feeding in a pasture near a wood when he saw a Wolf lurking in the shadows along the hedge.

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THE FROG AND THE MOUSE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A young Mouse in search of adventure was running along the bank of a pond where lived a Frog. When the Frog saw the Mouse, he swam to the bank and croaked:

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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.
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THE EAGLE AND THE JACKDAW – Aesop Fables for Kids

An Eagle, swooping down on powerful wings, seized a lamb in her talons and made off with it to her nest.

THE COCK AND THE JEWEL – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE COCK AND THE JEWEL – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Cock was busily scratching and scraping about to find something to eat for himself and his family, when he happened to turn up a precious jewel that had been lost by its owner.

THE ASS AND THE GRASSHOPPERS – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE ASS AND THE GRASSHOPPERS – Aesop Fables for Kids

One day as an Ass was walking in the pasture, he found some Grasshoppers chirping merrily in a grassy corner of the field.

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THE FOX AND THE HEDGEHOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Fox, swimming across a river, was barely able to reach the bank, where he lay bruised and exhausted from his struggle with the swift current.

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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.