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 …

Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General

Jupiter Doke, Brigadier-General
Having faith in your patriotism and ability, the President has been pleased to appoint you a brigadier-general of volunteers. Do you accept? From the Hon. Jupiter Doke to the Secretary of War. Hardpan, Illinois, Nov. 9, 1861. It is the…

The Very Old Folk

The Very Old Folk
It was a flaming sunset or late afternoon in the tiny provincial town of Pompelo, at the foot of the Pyrenees in Hispania Citerior. The year must have been in the late republic, for the province was still ruled by…