Fables Collection

16 stories

Courtship

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‘Your last year's Excuse doesn't hold Good now. If you Refused me because I was Poor, I come back to you Rich.’

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Self-Esteem

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‘We know your Failing, but, my friend, you won't Grow Fat on that sort of Diet—good night.’

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The Ape and her Two Young Ones

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There was a foolish old widowed She-Ape, who had two young Monkeys of twins. She doted upon one of them, while she only noticed the other to punish him bitterly.

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The Ass in a Lion’s Skin

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Clothed in the Lion's skin, the young Ass strutted forth believing himself a very Lion, and causing men to flee before him in terror.

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The Daw in Borrowed Plumes

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A vulgar Daw tricked herself out in all the gay feathers which fell from the fashionable Peacocks and valued herself above all the birds of the air.

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The Frog and the Ox

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‘And see,’ he said, ‘if I don’t make the biggest swell of the two.’

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The Jumpers

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‘Well, I’ll give my daughter to the one who jumps highest!’ said the king; ‘for it would look so mean to let these people jump for nothing!’

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The Kennel in Council

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The Expected Spaniel has arrived, only instead of One Spaniel there are Two.

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The Lion and the Gnat

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The Lion, finding the insect would not be brushed away, was fain to accept the challenge; so to it they went.

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The Lobster and his Mother

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‘Behold,’ the Lobsyer said, ‘the beauty and splendour of one of our family, thus decked out in glorious scarlet.’rr

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The Quarrel

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‘When you Flew out this morning you said you would not be Ten Minutes, and now—look at the Sun. What Time do you make it out to be, Mr. Sparrow?’

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The Simple Stork

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‘You've a pretty Long Beak of your own, which is a Decided Advantage,’ said the Fox. ‘But it is Such a funny vessel, I can't Get my beak in,’ said the Stork.

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The Taming of the Shrew

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Church Mouse thought it was her Beloved Spouse, so she flew at him, scratched him, and Banged him Right and Left before he knew where he was.

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The Wolf and The Lamb

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‘What do you mean,’ said the Wolf, glaring upon the Lamb with his fierce eyes, ‘by taking up so much of the path where I am walking?’

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The Wolves and the Sick Ass

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‘Oh, gently! gently!’ replied the Ass, as the Wolves proceeded to feel his pulse.

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Unity is Strenght

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‘Writer,’ screamed the Ink above his liquid, ‘Writer, which does the Most work, the Pen or Me?’

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