[Read more…] about The Tongues
Aesop served Tongues as both best and worst meats over two meals. The guests were enchanted by his explanation and insisted the host not punish him.
Cleverness can get out out of trouble.
[Read more…] about Aesop and His Fellow Servants
Aesop and fellow servants readied for a trip. Aesop took the heaviest load: bread. Over time the bread was eaten and Aesop’s load reduced. Smart!
Be smart in how you select jobs.
[Read more…] about Aesop at Play
Aesop was chided for relaxing and playing with children. His response in today’s language was simple….
The fables marked with the symbol to the right represent 1874 versions collected by editor Joseph Benjamin Rundell who’s Preface is reproduced below.[Read more…] about JBR 1874 Editor’s Collection
[Read more…] about The Rivers and The Sea
Three Rivers started to accuse the Sea of turning their water salty and unfit. The Sea cut them off saying all they had to do was stop flowing. Hah!
Do not blame others.
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