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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 […]

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 Wolf and The Crane

A Crane wanted to get paid for taking a bone from the throat of a Wolf. The Wolf advised caution. When working for a tyrant, feel lucky to escape alive.