Fables

Amazing tales of old with morals to guide you through life.

The Two Frogs

Two frogs dwelt in the same pool. The pool being dried up under the summer's heat, they left it and set out together for another home.

As they went along they chanced to pass a deep well, amply supplied with water, on seeing which, one of the Frogs said to the other:

The Dog Invited to Supper

A Gentleman, having prepared a great feast, invited a Friend to supper; and the Gentleman's Dog, meeting the Friend's Dog, "Come," said he, "my good fellow, and sup with us to-night."

The Dog was delighted with the invitation, and as he stood by and saw the preparations for the feast, said to himself: "Capital fare indeed! this is, in truth, good luck. I shall revel in dainties, and I will take good care to lay in an ample stock to-night, for I may have nothing to eat tomorrow."

The Vine and the Goat

A Vine was luxuriant in the time of vintage with leaves and grapes.

A Goat, passing by, nibbled its young tendrils and its leaves.

The Trees and the Axe

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.