A Vine was luxuriant in the time of vintage with leaves and grapes.
A Goat, passing by, nibbled its young tendrils and its leaves.
A Man came into a forest, and made a petition to the Trees to provide him a handle for his axe.
The Trees consented to his request, and gave him a young ash-tree.
One fine day two Crabs came out from their home to take a stroll on the sand.
"Child," said the mother, "you are walking very ungracefully. You should accustom yourself, to walking straight forward without twisting from side to side."
A Crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Pitcher which had once been full of water; but when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Pitcher he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it.
He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair.
The Lion went once a-hunting along with the Fox, the Jackal, and the Wolf.
They hunted and they hunted till at last they surprised a Stag, and soon took its life.