The Stag, the Wolf, and the Sheep

The Stag, the Wolf, and the Sheep
Moral: Two blacks do not make one white. A Stag asked a Sheep to lend him a measure of wheat, and said that the Wolf would be his surety. The Sheep, fearing some fraud was intended, excused herself, saying, “The…

The Crow and the Raven

The Crow and the Raven
Moral: Those who assume a character which does not belong to them, only make themselves ridiculous. A Crow was jealous of the Raven, because he was considered a bird of good omen and always attracted the attention of men, who…

The Bowman and Lion

The Bowman and Lion
This entry is part 108 of 108 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: Be on guard against men who can strike from a distance. A very skilful Bowman went to the mountains in search of game, but all the beasts …

The Kites and the Swans

The Kites and the Swans
This entry is part 107 of 108 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the loss of present blessings. The Kites of olden times, as well as the Swans, had the privilege of song.…

The Crab and the Fox

The Crab and the Fox
This entry is part 106 of 108 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: Contentment with our lot is an element of happiness. A Crab, forsaking the seashore, chose a neighboring green meadow as its feeding ground. A Fox came across …