Recording by Kristen Lemoine, greenkri.com. Aesop's Fables.
The Mischievous DogThere 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 presence. The dog was very proud of the bell, and strutted about tinkling it with immense satisfaction. But an old dog came up to him and said "fewer airs you give yourself, the better, my friend. You don't think, do you, that your bell was given you as a reward of merit. On the contrary, it is a badge of disgrace." Notoriety is often mistaken for fame. End of The Mischievous Dog
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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, […]
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This is the first of a series of Aesop’s Fables which will appear soon on the website.
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