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Storytelling: Aesop Fable – The Lion and the Mouse

Storytelling Aesop Fable - The Lion and the MouseOnce when a Lion was asleep, a little Mouse began running up and down upon him; this soon wakened the Lion, who placed his huge paw upon him, and opened his big jaws to swallow him.
Pardon, O King,” cried the little Mouse, “forgive me this time, I shall never forget it. Who knows but I may be able to do you a turn some of these days?” Continue reading

Storytelling: Aesop Fable – The Goose with the Golden Eggs

The Goose with the Golden Eggs_thumbOne day a countryman going to the nest of his goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played on him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found that it was an egg of pure gold. Continue reading

Storytelling: Aesop Fable – The Fox and the Stork

The Fox and the Stork_thumbAt one time the Fox and the Stork were on visiting terms and seemed very good friends. So the Fox invited the Stork to dinner, and for a joke put nothing before her but some soup in a very shallow dish. This the Fox could easily lap up, but the Stork could only wet the end of her long bill in it, and left the meal as hungry as when she began. Continue reading

Storytelling: Aesop Fable – The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes_thumb One afternoon a fox was walking through the forest and spotted a bunch of grapes hanging from over a lofty branch.
“Just the thing to quench my thirst,” quoth he.
Taking a few steps back, the fox jumped and just missed the hanging grapes. Again the fox took a few paces back and tried to reach them but still failed. Continue reading

Storytelling: Aesop Fable – The Fox and the Goat

The Fox and the Goat_thumbBy an unlucky chance a Fox fell into a deep well from which he could not get out. A Goat passed shortly afterwards, and asked the Fox what he was doing down there. “Oh, have you not heard?” said the Fox; “there is going to be a great drought, so I jumped down here in order to be sure to have water by me. Why don’t you come down too?” Continue reading