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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 FOX AND THE PHEASANTS – Aesop Fables for Kids

One moonlight evening as Master Fox was taking his usual stroll in the woods, he saw a number of Pheasants perched quite out of his reach on a limb of a tall old tree.

JUPITER AND THE MONKEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

JUPITER AND THE MONKEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a baby show among the Animals in the forest. Jupiter provided the prize. Of course all the proud mammas from far and near brought their babies.
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THE FOX AND THE CROW – Aesop Fables for Kids

One bright morning as the Fox was following his sharp nose through the wood in search of a bite to eat, he saw a Crow on the limb of a tree overhead.
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THE ASS AND ITS SHADOW – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Traveler had hired an Ass to carry him to a distant part of the country. The owner of the Ass went with the Traveler, walking beside him to drive the Ass and point out the way.
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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 PEACOCK AND THE CRANE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Peacock, puffed up with vanity, met a Crane one day, and to impress him spread his gorgeous tail in the Sun.

THE ASS, THE FOX, AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE ASS, THE FOX, AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for...

An Ass and a Fox had become close comrades, and were constantly in each other's company.

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THE FOX AND THE LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A very young Fox, who had never before seen a Lion, happened to meet one in the forest. A single look was enough to send the Fox off at top speed for the nearest hiding place.

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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.

THE SICK STAG – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE SICK STAG – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Stag had fallen sick. He had just strength enough to gather some food and find a quiet clearing in the woods, where he lay down to wait until his strength should return.

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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.

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THE TWO POTS – Aesop Fables for Kids

Two Pots, one of brass and the other of clay, stood together on the hearthstone.

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THE BEAR AND THE BEES – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Bear roaming the woods in search of berries happened on a fallen tree in which a swarm of Bees had stored their honey.

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THE MILLER, HIS SON, AND THE ASS – Aesop Fables for...

One day, a long time ago, an old Miller and his Son were on their way to market with an Ass which they hoped to sell.

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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.

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THE STAG, THE SHEEP, AND THE WOLF – Aesop Fables for...

One day a Stag came to a Sheep and asked her to lend him a measure of wheat.

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The Raven Who Would Rival The Eagle – Jean De La...

An Eagle swooped from out the sky,
And carried off a sheep.
A Raven seeing him, said: "I
Could do that too if I should try.
His meal comes mighty cheap."

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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 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.

THE DOGS AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE DOGS AND THE FOX – Aesop Fables for Kids

Some Dogs found the skin of a Lion and furiously began to tear it with their teeth. A Fox chanced to see them and laughed scornfully.