7 fables that illustrate a moral lesson.

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7 fables that illustrate a moral lesson.

  1. 1. Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica are a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller supposed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children and our current life today. <br />7 Fables that illustrate a moral lesson<br />
  2. 2. A Bull, escaping from a Lion, hid in a cave which some shepherds had recently occupied. <br />The Bull and the Goat<br />As soon as he entered, a Billy-goat left in the cave sharply attacked him with his horns. <br />The Bull quietly addressed him: <br />"Butt away as much as you will. I have no fear of you, but of the Lion. Let that monster go away and I will soon let you know what is the respective strength of a Goat and a Bull."<br />Never take advantage of the anxiety of your neighbourto think that you are his superior.<br />
  3. 3. A tuna chased by a dolphin, was fleeing with big tumult. On the verge of being taken, the force of his jump threw him on the shore. <br />The Dolphin and the Tuna<br />Taken by the same impulse, the dolphin also ended in the same place. The tuna turned and saw the dolphin exhaling the last sigh.<br />"It is not important for me to die - he said-, because I see dying with me the culprit of my death."<br />We suffer with less pain the misfortunes that others make us endure, when we see them shared with whom cause them to us.<br />
  4. 4. The Lion and the Mouse<br />A Lion was awakened from sleep by a Mouse running over his face. <br />Rising up angrily, he caught him and was about to kill him, when the Mouse piteously entreated, saying: "If you would only spare my life, I would be sure to repay your kindness." <br />The Lion laughed and let him go. It happened shortly after this that the Lion was caught by some hunters, who bound him by strong ropes to the ground. <br />The Mouse, recognizing his roar, came and gnawed the rope with his teeth, and set him free, exclaiming:<br />"You ridiculed the idea of my ever being able to help you, not expecting to receive from me any repayment of your favor; now you know that it is possible for even a Mouse to confer benefits on a Lion."<br />Never despise the promises of the small honest ones. When the moment comes they will fulfill them.<br />
  5. 5. The 2 Frogs and the dried Pool.<br />Two Frogs dwelt in the same pool. When the pool dried up under the summer's heat, they left it and set out together for another home. <br />As they went along they chanced to pass a deep well, amply supplied with water, and when they saw it, one of the Frogs said to the other, <br />"Let us descend and make our abode in this well: it will furnish us with shelter and food." <br />The other replied with greater caution, <br />"But suppose the water should fail us. How can we get out again from so great a depth?'<br />Before trying to tackle an action, analyze first the consequences of it.<br />
  6. 6. An Astronomer used to go out at night to observe the stars. <br />The Astronomer<br />One evening, as he wandered through the suburbs with his whole attention fixed on the sky, he fell accidentally into a deep well. <br />"While he lamented and bewailed his sores and bruises, and cried loudly for help, a neighbor ran to the well, and learning what had happened said: <br />"Hark ye, old fellow, why, in striving to pry into what is in heaven, do you not manage to see what is on earth?'<br />It is good to look and to know around us, but earlier it is necessary to know the site where one is walking.<br />
  7. 7. A Horse Soldier took the utmost pains with his charger. As long as the war lasted, he looked upon him as his fellow-helper in all emergencies and fed him carefully with hay and corn.<br />The Horse and his Rider<br />But when the war was over, he only allowed him chaff to eat and made him carry heavy loads of wood, subjecting him to much slavish drudgery and ill-treatment.<br />War was again proclaimed, however, and when the trumpet summoned him to his standard, the Soldier put on his charger its military trappings, and mounted, being clad in his heavy coat of mail. <br />The Horse fell down straightway under the weight, no longer equal to the burden, and said to his master, "You must now go to the war on foot, for you have transformed me from a Horse into an Ass; and how can you expect that I can again turn in a moment from an Ass to a Horse?'<br />In the times of well-being, we must prepare for the critical times.<br />
  8. 8. A Huntsman, returning with his dogs from the field, fell in by chance with a Fisherman who was bringing home a basket well laden with fish. <br />The Huntsman and the Fisherman<br />The Huntsman wished to have the fish, and their owner experienced an equal longing for the contents of the game-bag<br />They quickly agreed to exchange the produce of their day's sport. Each was so well pleased with his bargain that they made for some time the same exchange day after day.<br />Finally a neighbor said to them, <br />"If you go on in this way, you will soon destroy by frequent use the pleasure of your exchange, and each will again wish to retain the fruits of his own sport."<br />Change and alternate your activities to enjoy them better.<br />
  9. 9. THAT’S ALL FOR NOW.<br />XIBY SAYS<br />

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