[Read more…] about The Countryman and The Snake
A Man’s Son stepped on a Snake who bit and killed him. The Man cut the tail off the Snake which then went after the Man’s Cattle. No truce could be had.
Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten.
[Read more…] about The Lion in Love
A Lion was so in love that he let the family take away all his defenses. He probably erred; in one version he dies.
Love can blind even the wildest
[Read more…] about The Cat and The Cock
A Cat caught a Cock for a meal but first asked for excuses as to why it crowed so early. The Cock answered it was to help man. The Cat wasn’t impressed.
Tyrants need no excuse.
[Read more…] about The Lioness
Beasts, especially the Fox, were kidding a Lioness about having but one baby a year while they had many. She pointed out that baby was a lion. Lioness won.
Value is in the worth, not in the number.
The translations marked with the symbol to the right are by George Fyler Townsend (1814-1900) and are generally circulating on the internet. It’s these fables alone that you will find on most web sites featuring Aesop’s fables.[Read more…] about Townsend Introduction
[Read more…] about The Fox and The Sick Lion
A sick lion called others to his cave. Many went in but none came out. Latecomers refused to go in. Smart!
The wise learn from misfortunes of others.