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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 FARMER AND THE STORK – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Stork of a very simple and trusting nature had been asked by a gay party of Cranes to visit a field that had been newly planted.

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THE WOLF AND THE KID – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a little Kid whose growing horns made him think he was a grown-up Billy Goat and able to take care of himself.

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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.

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.

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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 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 ASS AND THE LOAD OF SALT – Aesop Fables for...

A Merchant, driving his Ass homeward from the seashore with a heavy load of salt, came to a river crossed by a shallow ford.

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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 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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THREE BULLOCKS AND A LION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Lion had been watching three Bullocks feeding in an open field. He had tried to attack them several times, but they had kept together, and helped each other to drive him off.

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 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 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 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.

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THE SHEPHERD BOY AND THE WOLF – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Shepherd Boy tended his master's Sheep near a dark forest not far from the village. Soon he found life in the pasture very dull.

THE FLIES AND THE HONEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE FLIES AND THE HONEY – Aesop Fables for Kids

A jar of honey was upset and the sticky sweetness flowed out on the table. The sweet smell of the honey soon brought a large number of Flies buzzing around.

HERCULES AND THE WAGONER – Aesop Fables for Kids

HERCULES AND THE WAGONER – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Farmer was driving his wagon along a miry country road after a heavy rain.

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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 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 MICE AND THE WEASELS – Aesop Fables for Kids

The Weasels and the Mice were always up in arms against each other.