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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)

THE RABBIT, THE WEASEL, AND THE CAT – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE RABBIT, THE WEASEL, AND THE CAT – Aesop Fables for...

A Rabbit left his home one day for a dinner of clover. But he forgot to latch the door of his house and while he was gone a Weasel walked in and calmly made himself at home.

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The Grasshopper And The Ant – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

Fables in Rhyme for Little Folks Adapted from the French of La Fontaine. Written by, W. T. Larned Illustrated by, John Rae. New York, July 1918.
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TWO TRAVELERS AND A BEAR – Aesop Fables for Kids

Two Men were traveling in company through a forest, when, all at once, a huge Bear crashed out of the brush near them.

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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 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.

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THE WOLF AND THE HOUSE DOG – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Wolf who got very little to eat because the Dogs of the village were so wide awake and watchful. He was really nothing but skin and bones, and it made him very downhearted to think of it.
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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:

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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.

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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.

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THE GOOSE AND THE GOLDEN EGG – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Countryman who possessed the most wonderful Goose you can imagine, for every day when he visited the nest, the Goose had laid a beautiful, glittering, golden egg.

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 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.

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 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.

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THE WOLF AND HIS SHADOW – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Wolf left his lair one evening in fine spirits and an excellent appetite.

THE MOUSE AND THE WEASEL – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE MOUSE AND THE WEASEL – Aesop Fables for Kids

A little hungry Mouse found his way one day into a basket of corn. He had to squeeze himself a good deal to get through the narrow opening between the strips of the basket.

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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.
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 Raven And The Fox – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

Mr. Crow was perched upon a limb, And Reynard the Fox looked up at him; For the Crow held in his great big beak A morsel the Fox would go far to seek.
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THE WOLF AND THE GOAT – Aesop Fables for Kids

A hungry Wolf spied a Goat browsing at the top of a steep cliff where he could not possibly get at her.