Aesop's fables : with a life of Aesop by Aesop.; John Esten Keller; L Clark Keating

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60 The Lion and the Statue A Man and a Lion were discussing the relative strength of men and lions in general. The Man contended that he and his fellows were stronger than lions by reason of their greater intelligence. ” So he took him into the public gardens and showed him a statue of Hercules overcoming the Lion and tearing his mouth in two. ” We can easily represent things as we wish them to be. 61 The Ant and the Grasshopper One summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content.

I knew your irregular life will soon be the ruin of you. ” “I will easily arrange that for you,” said the Dog. ” So the Wolf and the Dog went towards the town together. On the way there the Wolf noticed that the hair on a certain part of the Dog’s neck was very much worn away, so he asked him how that had come about. “Oh, it is nothing,” said the Dog. “That is only the place where continued . . ” said the Wolf. ” Better starve free than be a fat slave. 52 The Belly and the Members One fine day it occurred to the Members of the Body that they were doing all the work and the Belly was having all the food.

Then, turning his tail, the Fox parted from the Lion without much ceremony. Familiarity breeds contempt. 60 The Lion and the Statue A Man and a Lion were discussing the relative strength of men and lions in general. The Man contended that he and his fellows were stronger than lions by reason of their greater intelligence. ” So he took him into the public gardens and showed him a statue of Hercules overcoming the Lion and tearing his mouth in two. ” We can easily represent things as we wish them to be.

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