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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 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."


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.


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.

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The Hen With The Golden Eggs – Jean De La Fontaine...

To this lesson in greed,
Pray, little ones, heed:


THE TWO GOATS – Aesop Fables for Kids

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.


THE DOG AND HIS REFLECTION – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Dog, to whom the butcher had thrown a bone, was hurrying home with his prize as fast as he could go.


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 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.


THE ROSE AND THE BUTTERFLY – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Butterfly once fell in love with a beautiful Rose. The Rose was not indifferent, for the Butterfly's wings were powdered in a charming pattern of gold and silver.



Two men were traveling in company along the road when one of them picked up a well-filled purse.


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 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.

THE MAN AND THE SATYR – Aesop Fables for Kids

A long time ago a Man met a Satyr in the forest and succeeded in making friends with him.

THE CAT AND THE OLD RAT – Aesop Fables for Kids

There was once a Cat who was so watchful, that a Mouse hardly dared show the tip of his whiskers for fear of being eaten alive.


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.


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.

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The Ass In The Lion’s Skin – Jean De La Fontaine...

An Ass in The Lion's skin arrayed
Made everybody fear.



The Frogs were tired of governing themselves.

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 PLANE TREE – Aesop Fables for Kids

Two Travellers, walking in the noonday sun, sought the shade of a widespreading tree to rest.