Stories illustrated by Charles H. Bennett

8 stories

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 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 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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