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The Farmer’s Wife and The Raven

A Farmer’s Wife was taking a load of eggs to market. A Raven was seen and the horse stumbled crushing the eggs. She blamed the Raven but he said: No. Plan ahead for all contingencies.

Hodge and The Raven

A Raven thought its brood safe after a storm abated. No so, as a neighbor came by in the sun and stole the eggs. So, Ravens can’t really predict events. You never know when tragedy will strike.

A Galled Ass and A Raven

An Ass with an open sore had a Raven pick at the sore. The groom laughed. A passing Wolf noted if he had done that, he would be killed. Injustice!!! Not everyone is treated alike.

The Crow and The Raven

The Crow was jealous of the Raven who’s cry was taken as an omen. Crow tried to mimic the Raven but travelers saw through the ploy and ignored the Crow. Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous.

The Raven and The Swan

A Raven desired a Swan’s white feathers. He thought the color was due to the water so he went to live in the lake. Not water, and going hungry, he perished. Change of habit cannot alter nature.

The Milkmaid and Her Pail

A Milkmaid went to market with her pail on her head. She was lost in thought about the profits and what she will do with them and tripped. No more milk. Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.

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.

The Hungry Cat and The Pigeons

An ill-fed Cat hunted for more food. He found and invaded a dovecote but was caught and hung there by the owner. Master came along with no sympathy. Gluttons procure their own untimely ends.

Perry Index

Sources to fables are many and translations differ for the same fable in these different sources. In an attempt to make some sense of this Ben Edwin Perry published a survey of Greek and Latin fables in the Aesopic tradition in his Aesopica, published in 1952. That survey was published in Latin and Greek to […]