[Read more…] about The Goose With The Golden Eggs
A man owned a goose that laid golden eggs and decided to kill it to obtain the source of gold. There wasn’t one. Too bad.
Greed often overreaches itself.
[Read more…] about The Cat and The Mice
A cat came to a house with mice and started to feast. The mice hid and the cat, thinking to fool them, hung itself from a peg as a bag. Didn’t work.
Do not put yourself at the mercy of a known enemy.
The fables marked with the symbol to the right represent 1912 translations by V.S. Vernon Jones with an Introduction by G.K. Chesterton reproduced below.[Read more…] about G.K. Chesterton Introduction
This collection of Aesop’s Fables contains translations published by The Paperless Readers Club (Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926) retold by Joseph Jacobs and edited by me), a 1912 book by V.S. Vernon Jones with Introduction by G.K. Chesterton, George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900), and Sir Roger L’Estrange (1616-1704). To the best of my knowledge these translations are in the public domain or freely useable.[Read more…] about General Introduction