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The Wolf and the Sheep

The Wolf and the Sheep
This entry is part 126 of 126 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: Hypocritical speeches are easily seen through. A Wolf, sorely wounded and bitten by dogs, lay sick and maimed in his lair. Being in want of food, he …

The Wild Ass and the Lion

The Wild Ass and the Lion
This entry is part 125 of 126 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: Might makes right. A Wild Ass and a Lion entered into an alliance so that they might capture the beasts of the forest with greater ease. The …

The Two Pots

The Two Pots
This entry is part 124 of 126 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: Equals make the best friends. A river carried down in its stream two Pots, one made of earthenware and the other of brass. The Earthen Pot said …

The Aethiop

The Aethiop
This entry is part 123 of 126 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: What’s bred in the bone will stick to the flesh. The purchaser of a black servant was persuaded that the colour of his skin arose from dirt …

The Fir-Tree and the Bramble

The Fir-Tree and the Bramble
This entry is part 122 of 126 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: Better poverty without care, than riches with. A Fir-Tree said boastingly to the Bramble, “You are useful for nothing at all; while I am everywhere used for …

The Crab and Its Mother

The Crab and Its Mother
This entry is part 121 of 126 in the series Aesop's FablesMoral: Example is more powerful than precept. A Crab said to her son, “Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming to go …