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Caldecott Introduction

The Caldecott book contains twenty fables along with a significant number of illustrations. The icon used to denote these translations is shown on the right. The full title is… Some of Aesop’s Fables with Modern Instances Shewn in Designs by Randolph Caldecott From New Translations by Alfred Caldecott, M.A. The Engravings by J.D. Cooper London […]

The Frogs Pick a King

Frogs prayed for a king but got a log. Prayed again and got a stork who started to have a feast on them. People are never satisfied.

The Cock and The Jewel

A Cock (Rooster) looks for food but finds a jewel and throws it aside as unwanted. Precious things are for those who prize them.

The Wolf and The Lamb

Tyrants need no excuse. A Wolf catches a Lamb by a river and argues to justify killing it. Doesn’t matter as the Wolf needs no excuse. Tyrants need no excuse.

Aesop’s Fables Home Page

Throughout history fables have been a popular method of giving instruction. Fables contain a short narrative that seeks to illustrate a hidden message. Generally, fables use animals or objects as part of the narrative yet the message is designed to apply to humans. By doing this, the fabulist is not perceived as the teacher and […]

The Frog and The Ox

 A frog inflates itself bragging he can be as big as an ox or bull. Too big, too bad. Pop. Conceit may lead to self-destruction.

The Fox and The Crow

A crow has cheese a fox wants. The fox asks the crow to sing. It does and drops the cheese. Do not trust flatterers.

The Dog and The Wolf

A Dog offered to help a Wolf get regular feed from his Master. The Wolf listened but saw a bald spot on Dog’s neck where the collar sat. Goodbye said Wolf. Better starve free than be a fat slave.

The Ass in The Lion’s Skin

Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool. An ass decides to have fun and dresses as a lion. The ass is found out and beaten. Shame. Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool.

The Fox and The Stork

A fox and stork trade suppers in dishes the other has a hard time using. One bad turn deserves another.