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AESOP'S FABLES By AESOP'S FABLES
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THIS VOLUME COMPOSES OF 2 AESOP FABLE WORKS PART 1) AESOP'S FABLES (82 Fables) PART 2) Aesop's Fables Translated by George Fyler Townsend The Hare and the Tortoise The Hare was once boasting... More > of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me." The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge." "That is a good joke," said the Hare; "I could dance round you all the way." "Keep your boasting till you've beaten," answered the Tortoise. "Shall we race?" So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The Tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the Hare awoke from his nap, he saw the Tortoise just near the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race. Then said the Tortoise: "Plodding wins the race."< Less
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THIS VOLUME COMPOSES OF 2 AESOP FABLE WORKS PART 1) AESOP'S FABLES (82 Fables) PART 2) Aesop's Fables Translated by George Fyler Townsend The Hare and the Tortoise The Hare was once boasting... More > of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me." The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge." "That is a good joke," said the Hare; "I could dance round you all the way." "Keep your boasting till you've beaten," answered the Tortoise. "Shall we race?" So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The Tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the Hare awoke from his nap, he saw the Tortoise just near the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race. Then said the Tortoise: "Plodding wins the race."< Less
Fables By Aesop
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The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who... More > miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried wolf? This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes over 300 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English.< Less
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Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to a slave and story-teller who lived in Ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables... More > remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many stories from the 1912 edition include The Fox and the Grapes, The Tortoise and the Hare, as well as The North Wind and the Sun.< Less
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Aesop's Fables is a collection of fables credited to a slave and story-teller who lived in Ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables... More > remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many stories from the 1912 edition include The Fox and the Grapes, The Tortoise and the Hare, as well as The North Wind and the Sun.< Less
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Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop’s Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and... More > some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world.< Less
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Aesop's Fables, By Aesop
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Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories... More > associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums.< Less