Fables

Fables

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The Crow and the Pitcher

The Crow and the Pitcher

A thirsty crow is faced with a dilemma when she finds a pitcher that has a little bit of water at the bottom.
Hercules and the Wagoner

Hercules and the Wagoner

A farmer gets stuck in the mud and calls on Hercules to help him out of his predicament.
The boy who cried wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

A bored shepherd boy enjoys tricking his village by inventing emergencies that aren't real.
The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow

A Fox uses flattery to get what he wants.
The Tortoise and the Hare

The Tortoise and the Hare

A Hare challenges the Tortoise to a race, sure that his speed and agility will make him a winner.
The Man and the Satyr

The Man and the Satyr

A Satyr learns how hard it is to live with a roommate.
The Bear and the Bees

The Bear and the Bees

A bear searches for honey but doesn't reckon on meeting a swarm of bees.
Aesop Fable: The Moon and Her Mother

The Moon and Her Mother

The Moon decides she would like something pretty to wear and asks her mother for a dress.
Aesop Fable: The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

A lion is kind to a mouse and she returns the favor.
Aesop Fable: Belling the Cat

Belling the Cat

The mice are looking for a way to guard themselves from the cat.
Fable of the Sun and the Wind

The Sun and the Wind

The Sun and the Wind have a contest to see who can persuade a traveler to take off his cloak.
The Lion and the Gnat

The Lion and the Gnat

A very small gnat takes on a very large lion. But winning isn't everything...
The Passenger and the Pilot

The Passenger and the Pilot

It had blown a violent storm at sea, and the whole crew of a large vessel were in imminent danger of shipwreck.
The Blind Men and the Elephant

The Blind Men and the Elephant

Six blind men meet an elephant for the first time and try to discover what the animal is like by touching it.
The Fox and the Stork

The Fox and the Stork

The Fox, though in general more inclined to roguery than wit, had once a strong inclination to play the wag with his neighbour the Stork. He accordingly invited her to dinner...
The Maid and the Milk Pail

The Maid and the Milk Pail

A Country Maid was walking very deliberately with a pail of milk upon her head, when she fell into the following train of reflections.
Fable: The Miller, His Son and the Donkey

The Miller, His Son and The Donkey

A Miller and his Son were driving their donkey to market, in order to sell him: and that he might get thither fresh and in good condition, they drove him on gently before them. They had not proceeded far, when they met a company of travellers.
The Trouts and the Gudgeon

The Trouts and the Gudgeon

A fisherman in the month of May stood angling on the banks of the Thames with an artificial fly. He threw his bait with so much art, that a young Trout was rushing towards it, when she was prevented by her mother.

ABOUT THE EDITOR

S. E. Schlosser
Editor of WorldFolklore.net and AmericanFolklore.net, S.E. Schlosser is the author of the Spooky Series by Globe Pequot Press. She has been telling stories since she was a child, when games of "let's pretend" quickly built themselves into full-length tales acted out with friends. A graduate of both Houghton College and the Institute of Children's Literature, Sandy received her MLS from Rutgers University while working as a full-time music teacher and a freelance author.
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