AESOP'S FABLES

Androcles and the Lion – AESOP’S FABLES (return favors and favors will be bestowed on you / gratitude is the sign of noble souls)

A thorn had pierced a lion’s foot;

And much it roared and wailed.

Just then a slave named Androcles

Approached and saw what ailed.

With pitying skill, he dared to draw

The sliver from the lion’s paw.

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Hares and the Frogs – AESOP’S FABLES (however unfortunate we may think we are there is always someone worse off than ourselves / our own are not the only troubles)


“Alas! Alas!” exclaimed the hares,

“We live in trembling dread

Of men and foxes, wolves and bears –

We would be better dead!”

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Travelers and the Bear – AESOP’S FABLES (never trust a friend who leaves you when trouble approaches / misfortune is the test of true friendship)

Walking unarmed across a wooded waste,

Two travelers heard a bear.

One scrambled up a tree with frenzied haste;

The other could but stare,

Too old and plump to climb; then, with no sound,

Lay flat against a boulder, face to ground.

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Fox and the Lion – AESOP’S FABLES (familiarity destroys fear / acquaintance softens prejudices / acquaintance with evil blinds us to its dangers)

When first a roving fox observed

The lion saunter past,

He trembled like a thing unnerved,

Swung round, and vanished fast.

 

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