The Two Crabs

This entry is part 5 of 84 in the series Aesop's Fables

One fine day two Crabs came out from their home to take a stroll on the sand. ‘Child,’ said the mother, ‘you are walking very ungracefully.

You should accustom yourself, to walking straight forward without twisting from side to side.’

‘Pray, mother,’ said the young one, ‘do but set the example yourself, and I will follow you.’ Example is the best precept.

The Two Crabs

Aesop

Aesop (c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.

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