Recorded by Beth Dudek Aesop’s Fables The Bat and the Weasels A bat fell to the ground, and was caught by a weasel, and was just going to be killed and eaten, when it begged to be let go. The weasel said he couldn’t do that because he was an enemy of all birds on […]
From Wikipedia : Aesop (/ˈiːsɒp/ EE-sop; Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day.
Recorded by Annie Colman in St Louis, Missouri, on January 13, 2006. Aesop’s Fables. The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion An ass and a fox went into partnership, and sallied out to forage for food together. They hadn’t gone far before they saw a lion coming their way, at which they were both dreadfully […]
The Goods and the Ills There was a time, in the youth of the World, when Goods and Ills entered equally into the concerns of Men, so that the Goods did not prevail to make them altogether blessed, nor the Ills to make the wholely miserable. But owing to the foolishness of Mankind, the Ills […]
Recording by Kristen Lemoine, greenkri.com. Aesop’s Fables. The Old Woman and the Doctor An old woman became almost totally blind from a disease of the eyes, and after consulting a doctor, made an agreement with him, in the presence of witnesses,that she should pay him a high fee if he cured her, while if he […]
Recording by Kristen Lemoine, greenkri.com. Aesop’s Fables. The Mischievous Dog There was once a dog who used to snap at people, and bite them, without any provocation, and who was a great nuisance to everyone who came to his master’s house. So his master fastened a bell round his neck to warn people of his […]
Recording by Kristen Lemoine, greenkri.com. Aesop’s Fables. The Cat and The Mice. There was once a house that was overrun with mice. A cat heard of this and said to herself “that’s the place for me”, and off she went, and took up her quarters in the house, and caught the mice, one by one, […]
Aesop’s Fables. The Fox and The Grapes A hungry fox saw some fine bunches of grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis… And did his best to reach them by jumping as high as he could into the air. But, it was all in vain, for they were just out […]
A lion found a hare sleeping in her form [ ‘a shallow depression or flattened nest of grass’ ] , and was just going to devour her when he caught sight of a passing stag. Dropping the hare, he at once made for the bigger game, but finding, after a long chase, that he could […]
This is the first of a series of Aesop’s Fables which will appear soon on the website.