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
[Read more…] about The Mole and His Mother
A young Mole insisted he could see though blind from birth. His Mother put some incense before him and he knew not what it was. Not only blind but no smell.
Nobody would notice imperfections if people did not try to conceal them.
[Read more…] about A Wolf, Kid, and Goat
A Goat went to pasture and told her Kid to not open the door without seeing a beard. Wolf asked to come in but Kid could not see a beard and was safe.
A hypocrite can usually be found out.
[Read more…] about The Rustic seeking to Cross a River
A Person looks to cross a raging River. Finds wide places deep and narrow noisy. He wonders how this applies to noisy people.
There is danger in the silent enemy.
[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.