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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 CROW AND THE PITCHER – Aesop Fables for Kids

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.

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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 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 SERPENT AND THE EAGLE – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE SERPENT AND THE EAGLE – Aesop Fables for Kids

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.

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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.

THE QUACK TOAD – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE QUACK TOAD – Aesop Fables for Kids

An old Toad once informed all his neighbors that he was a learned doctor. In fact he could cure anything.

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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.

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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.

THE FARMER AND THE SNAKE – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE FARMER AND THE SNAKE – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Farmer walked through his field one cold winter morning. On the ground lay a Snake, stiff and frozen with the cold.

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THE FOX AND THE LEOPARD – Aesop Fables for Kids

A Fox and a Leopard, resting lazily after a generous dinner, amused themselves by disputing about their good looks.

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THE TOWN MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE – Aesop Fables for...

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.

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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 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 WOLF AND HIS SHADOW – Aesop Fables for Kids

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

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The Fox And The Grapes – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

Rosy and ripe, and ready to box, The grapes hang high o'er the hungry Fox.-- He pricks up his ears, and his eye he cocks.
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The Dog And His Image. – Jean De La Fontaine Fables

There he saw another one.
A foolish Dog, who carried in his jaw

THE SWALLOW AND THE CROW – Aesop Fables for Kids

THE SWALLOW AND THE CROW – Aesop Fables for Kids

The Swallow and the Crow had an argument one day about their plumage.
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THE DOGS AND THE HIDES – Aesop Fables for Kids

Some hungry Dogs saw a number of hides at the bottom of a stream where the Tanner had put them to soak.

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 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.