The fables marked with the symbol to the right represent 1692 translations by Sir Roger L’Estrange, an English journalist. Praised at the time of printing, the L’Estrange translations are today fairly hard to read.[Read more…] about L’Estrange Introduction
The Trepanning Wolf
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A Wolf falls into a trap and then howls which causes more Wolves to come into the trap. He doesn’t live to regret it.
The Fox and Worms
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A Worm proclaimed himself a physician. A Fox asked the Worm how he can cure others when he can’t cure his own appearance.
A Wolf and A Sow
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A Wolf came to a Sow and offered to baby sit. “Thank you but no thank you,” said the Sow.
An enemy is most dangerous when offering you help.
A Wolf, A Lamb, and A Goat
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A Lamb was following a Goat when a Wolf tried to get him alone by chiding him for leaving his mother to follow a Goat. Lamb saw through the ruse and lived.
Trust your parents over you enemy.
A Wife and A Drunken Husband
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A drunken Husband was taken to the morgue by his wife. She came back later but the Husband told her to go away unless she had drink for him.
It’s hard to give up bad habits.