Aesop's Fables

A New Revised Version From Original Sources

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Author: Aesop
Published: 1884
Language: English
Wordcount: 30,248 / 90 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 9,060
Added to site: 2006.07.02
mnybks.net#: 13969
Origin: gutenberg.org
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t a distance, and do not come near me, for if you touch me ever so slightly, I shall be broken in pieces; and besides, I by no means wish to come near you."

Equals make the best friends.


The Gnat and the Lion.

A Gnat came and said to a Lion: "I do not the least fear you, nor are you stronger than I am. For in what does your strength consist? You can scratch with your claws, and bite with your teeth--so can a woman in her quarrels. I repeat that I am altogether more powerful than you; and if you doubt it, let us fight and see who will conquer." The Gnat, having sounded his horn, fastened itself upon the Lion, and stung him on the nostrils. The Lion, trying to crush him, tore himself with his claws, until he punished himself severely. The Gnat thus prevailed over the Lion, and buzzing about in a song of triumph, flew away. But shortly afterwards he became entangled in the meshes of a cobweb, and was eaten by a spider. He greatly lamented his fate, saying: "Woe is me, that I, who can wa

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2008.01.16
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Very fun to read and teaches us many important lessons.


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