[Read more…] about A Fisherman and His Bagpipe
A Fisherman played music to draw Fish but none came. Once he caught some they danced to his tune because they were under his control.
Stick to business you know.
[Read more…] about The Boy Hunting Locusts
A Boy hunting locusts put out his hand toward a Scorpion. The Scorpion, showing his stinger, made the Boy glad he did not touch him or he would lose all.
Caution is important.
[Read more…] about The Father, His Sons, and The Bundle of Sticks
Sticks in a bundle can’t be broken but sticks taken singly can be easily broken. Same applies to people.
There is strength in union.
[Read more…] about The Bat and The Weasels
A Bat caught by a Weasel pleaded to live as the Weasel thought he was a bird and wasn’t. Caught again he pleaded as a Mouse. Once more free.
It is sometimes wise to turn circumstances.
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