AESOP'S FABLES

The Wolf and The Crane – Aesop’s Fables (when working for a tyrant, feel lucky to escape alive/ expect no reward for serving the wicked, and be thankful if you escape injury for your pains/ some characters have no sense of obligation)


A huge and hungry wolf called out

With many a tortured howl and shout –

A bone was stuck inside his throat.

“Whatever beast or bird,” he cried,

“May jerk it loose, will be supplied

With a reward of note!”

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Peddler and His Donkey -AESOP’S FABLES (you can fool someone only so many times / the same measures will not suit all circumstances)


A peddler used to make his pack

Of salt-cakes from the sea.

He piled them on his donkey’s back –

As many as could be.

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Man with Two Wives – AESOP’S FABLES (yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield / those who seek to please everybody please nobody)

In ancient times, when men by law

Might marry several wives,

One man had two, who were at war

In daily wrangling lives.

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Thirsty Crow – AESOP’S FABLES (little by little does the trick / necessity is the mother of invention)


A crow was cursed with such a thirst

He feared that he would die.

When he beheld a pitcher filled

With water finger-high.

But this, though he might stretch and strain,

Was much too low for him to gain.

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