[Read more…] about 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.
Some ask where the original files for the books used to create this collection are located. This post contains links to those files. The request usually comes in the form of a question about using the text and/or illustrations on this site in some other collection.
In general, using the pages on this site would be a copyright violation even though the material comes from the public domain. The editing of the original works and reformatting allows this collection to be copyright. Therefore, if you desire to make your own collection for some reason we strongly suggest using the original files to create that collection. This instruction particularly applies to the images on the site.
To help, the links below will take you to electronic versions of the various fable translations used on this site to the extent they could be found years after the originals were found by me.
- Townsand version.
- L’Estrange version.
- Eliot/Jacobs version.
- Jones version.
- Crane Poetry Visual version.
- JBR Collection [an 1874 collection edited by J.B.R.].
- Aesop for Children [a 1919 collection with pictures by Milo Winter].
- One Hundred Fables by J. Northcote.
- Some of Aesop’s Fables by A. & R. Caldecott.
- Mille Fabulae et Una: 1001 Aesop’s Fables in Latin.
- Fables de La Fontaine.
- Aesop in Rhyme by Jefferys Taylor.
- Fables of Aesop and Others by Samuel Croxall.
[Read more…] about The Man, The Boy, and The Donkey
A man tries to take the advice of many different people regarding his donkey and ends up with the worst of the deal.
Please all, and you will please none.
[Read more…] about 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.
[Read more…] about The Stag at The Pool
A Stag admired his antlers in a pool but was chased away by a hunter. The hunter was able to catch up when the Stag got his antlers caught in a tree.
We often despise what is most useful to us.
[Read more…] about The Two Pots
Two pots, metal and clay, float down a waterway. The metal pot asks the clay to be close; the clay demurs fearing breakage.
Equals make the best friends.