Add New Post Save draft Preview (opens in a new tab) Publish Add title The Bundle of Sticks A certain Father had a family of Sons, who were forever quarreling among themselves. No words he could say did the least good, so he cast about in his mind for some very striking example that should make them see that discord would lead them to misfortune.
King Lion was a very proud, very vain lion. He loved to stomp around the savannah, roaring and growling whenever he saw his animal subjects - Giraffe or Hyena or Elephant or Gazelle or Ape - to show what a mighty lion he was.
There once lived an armadillo who loved music more than anything else in the world. After every rainfall, the armadillo would drag his shell over to the large pond filled with frogs and he would listen to the big green frogs singing back and forth, back and forth to each other in the most amazing voices.
A thirsty crow is faced with a dilemma when she finds a pitcher that has a little bit of water at the bottom.
A farmer gets stuck in the mud and calls on Hercules to help him out of his predicament.
A bored shepherd boy enjoys tricking his village by inventing emergencies that aren't real.
A Hare challenges the Tortoise to a race, sure that his speed and agility will make him a winner.
The Moon decides she would like something pretty to wear and asks her mother for a dress.
The Sun and the Wind have a contest to see who can persuade a traveler to take off his cloak.
It had blown a violent storm at sea, and the whole crew of a large vessel were in imminent danger of shipwreck.
Six blind men meet an elephant for the first time and try to discover what the animal is like by touching it.
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...
A Country Maid was walking very deliberately with a pail of milk upon her head, when she fell into the following train of reflections.
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.
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.