In a spell of dry weather, when the Birds could find very little to drink, a thirsty Crow found a pitcher with a little water in it.
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.
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.
A Serpent had succeeded in surprising an Eagle and had wrapped himself around the Eagle's neck. The Eagle could not reach the Serpent, neither with beak nor claws.
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.
An old Toad once informed all his neighbors that he was a learned doctor. In fact he could cure anything.
A Dog, to whom the butcher had thrown a bone, was hurrying home with his prize as fast as he could go.
A hungry Wolf spied a Goat browsing at the top of a steep cliff where he could not possibly get at her.
A Farmer walked through his field one cold winter morning. On the ground lay a Snake, stiff and frozen with the cold.
A Fox and a Leopard, resting lazily after a generous dinner, amused themselves by disputing about their good looks.
A Town Mouse once visited a relative who lived in the country. For lunch the Country Mouse served wheat stalks, roots, and acorns, with a dash of cold water for drink.
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.
A Wolf left his lair one evening in fine spirits and an excellent appetite.
There he saw another one.
A foolish Dog, who carried in his jaw
Some hungry Dogs saw a number of hides at the bottom of a stream where the Tanner had put them to soak.
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.
A Merchant, driving his Ass homeward from the seashore with a heavy load of salt, came to a river crossed by a shallow ford.