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E – BOOKS – AESOP’S FABLES

It is a pleasure to announce the Publishing of AESOP’S FABLES in three volumes. Please click the respective picture to download it.

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354.What sort of judges you are

 

A RICH NOBLEMAN once opened the theaters without charge to the people, and gave a public notice that he would handsomely reward any person who invented a new amusement for the occasion. Various public performers contended for the prize. Among them came a buffoon well known among the populace for his jokes, and said that he had a kind of entertainment which had never been brought out on any stage before. This report being spread about made a great stir, and the theater was crowded in every part. The buffoon appeared alone on the platform, without any apparatus or confederates, and the very sense of expectation caused an intense silence. He suddenly bent his head towards his bosom and imitated the squeaking of a little pig so admirably with his voice that the audience declared he had a porker under his cloak, and demanded that it should be shaken out. When that was done and nothing was found, they cheered the actor, and loaded him with the loudest applause. A Countryman in the crowd, observing all that has passed, said,****

353.Truth and the Traveller

 

A WAYFARING MAN, travelling in the desert, met a woman standing alone and terribly dejected. He asked of her, “Who are you?”

“My name is Truth,” she replied.

“And for what cause,” he asked, “have you left the city to dwell alone here in the wilderness?”

She made answer, “Because in former times, falsehood was with few, but is now with all men.”

352.The Woodman and the Serpent

ONE wintry day a Woodman was tramping home from his work when he saw something black lying on the snow. When he came closer he saw it was a Serpent to all appearance dead. But he took it up and put it in his bosom to warm while he hurried home. As soon as he got indoors he put the Serpent down on the hearth before the fire. The children watched it and saw it slowly come to life again. Then one of them stooped down to stroke it, but the Serpent raised its head and put out its fangs and was about to sting the child to death. So the Woodman seized his axe, and with one stroke cut the Serpent in two. “Ah,” said he.

NO GRATITUDE FROM THE WICKED.

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