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Croxall Dedication and Preface

Dedication… TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE GEORGE, LORD VISCOUNT SUNBURY, BARON HALIFAX. MY LORD, You must not be surprised at my begging your protection for this little book, when I assure you it was principally intended for your perusal. I had often wished to see something of this kind published by an able hand; and, for […]

The Dog and The Shadow

A dog carrying food crossed a bridge and sees its reflection. Wanting the reflection’s food the dog drops his. Ooops. If you covet all, you may lose all.

A Jackdaw and Peacock Feathers

A fine bird is more than fine feathers. A Jackdaw tried to make itself look pretty using peacock feathers. It had to flee when found out. What a rout. A fine bird is more than fine feathers

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 […]

JBR 1874 Editor’s Collection

The fables marked with the symbol to the right represent 1874 versions collected by the un-named editor J.B.R. who’s Preface is reproduced below. Editor’s Preface “‘Twas the Golden Age, when every brute Had voice articulate, in speech was skilled, And tongues of rock and pine-leaf then were free; To ship and sailor then would speak […]

Townsend Introduction

The translations marked with the symbol to the right are by George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and are generally circulating on the internet. It’s these fables alone that you will find on most web sites featuring Aesop’s fables. Below is the introduction provided with the Townsend file. (Note that some   of the “facts” presented by […]