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Puffin Books, 2000 - Fables - 224 pages
A collection of the classic fables includes Sour Grapes, Slow but Sure, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, and more than two hundred others. Many of these tales are so well known they have given us phrases we use every day, like dog in the manger or sour grapes, but even the rarer ones seem familiar, because their simple morals are based on universal truths. From the tortoise and the hare or the boy who cried wolf to the treacherous partridge or big and little fish, Aesop's wise and foolish creatures are a lasting delight.

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Contents

A Case for Patience
1
Friend or Foe?
2
Sour Grapes
3
Actions Speak Louder than Words
4
Fools Die for Want of Wisdom
5
Dead Men Tell No Tales
6
Look Before You Leap
7
Cut Off Your Tails to Save My Face
8
Counting the Cost
107
Too Clever by Half
108
Asinine Pride
109
An Ass in a Lions Skin 1
110
An Ass in a Lions Skin 2
111
Know Your Limitations
112
Every Man to His Own Trade
113
One Master as Good as Another
114

The Fox and the Mask
9
A Lesson for Fools
10
OneWay Traffic
11
Reaping Without Sowing
12
Taught by Experience
13
The Fox OutFoxed
14
BloodSuckers
15
Men and Lions
16
It Is Quality Not Quantity that Counts
17
Disarmed
18
ThirdParty Profit
19
A Bird in the Hand
20
The Lions Share
21
A Companion in Fear
22
The Mighty Fallen
23
A Respecter of Persons
24
Negotiating from Weakness
25
A Plotter OutPlotted
26
The Wages of Treachery
27
Always in the Wrong
28
Kindness 111 Requited
29
The Pot Calls the Kettle Black
30
A Communist Dictator
31
Misplaced Confidence
32
Born Plunderers
33
This
34
Delusion
35
A Case of Mistaken Identity
36
Second Thoughts
37
Ready for Action
38
As Good as His Word
39
Pride Will Have a Fall
40
Town Mouse and Country Mouse
41
We Get the Rulers We Deserve
42
One Is Enough
43
A Voice and Nothing More
44
Making the Punishment Fit the Crime
45
Too Big for Her Skin
46
A Lesson Learnt Too Late
47
Doubly Disabled
48
The Imitative Instinct
49
A Clumsy Liar
50
Killed by Kindness
51
A Blood Feud
52
Evil for Good
53
Cursed Above All Cattle
54
United Against the Common Foe
55
The Best Method of Defence
56
Vengeance at any Price
57
A Biter Bit
58
Illjudged Rivalry
59
Caught on the Blind Side
60
Bitten but Not Shy
61
A Breed of FaintHearts
64
The Irony of Fate
65
How the Tortoise Got Its Shell
66
A Waste of Good Counsel
67
Slow but Sure
68
The Reward of the Wicked
69
Repayment in Kind
70
The Jackdaw Who Would be an Eagle
71
Hope Deferred
72
Getting the Worst of Both Worlds
73
Borrowed Plumes
74
A Bird in the Hand
75
Breach of Promise
76
Right of Asylum
77
Fireside Sketch
78
Tit for Tat
79
Natures Punishment of Discontent
80
When a Man Means Business
81
Swan Song
82
The Victor Vanquished
83
Discretion Is the Better Part of Valour
84
A Different Point of View
85
Misplaced Confidence
86
The Law of SelfPreservation
87
Look Before You Leap
88
Born to Trouble
89
Traitors Death
90
Cherishing a Viper
91
The Punishment of Selfishness
92
Saye Us in the Time of Trouble
93
A Bad Bargain
94
Feline Sophistry
95
Once Bitten Twice Shy
96
Villainy Unmasked
97
Metamorphosis
98
The Patience of Fear
99
Nothing to Lose
100
Hoist with Her Own Petard
101
Friends Old and New
102
One Thing at a Time
103
A Bad Workman
104
Sound and Fury Signifying Nothing
105
Birds of a Feather
106
Forewarned is Forearmed
115
Eating the Bread of Idleness
116
Reckoning Without His Host
117
Things Are Not Always What They Seem
118
Profiting by Experience
119
Substance and Shadow
120
Lost to Shame
121
Turning the Tables on a Pursuer
122
Not Interested
123
FalseHearted Fawning
124
Asleep With One Eye Open
125
Incorruptible
126
Dog in the Manger
127
All the Difference
128
Something to Squeal About
129
Scamped Work
130
A Person of No Importance
131
Despise Not a Feeble Folk
132
Example Is Better than Precept
133
Proof Positive
134
Bearding the Lion
135
Beneath Notice
136
The Wages of Malice
137
Why the Ant Is a Thief
138
Go to the Ant Thou Sluggard 1
139
Go to the Ant Thou Sluggard 2
140
One Good Turn Deserves Another
141
The Axe is Laid Unto the Root of the Trees
142
Bowing Before the Storm
143
A Fabled Flower that Fades Not
144
The Gentle Art of Persuasion
145
Springtime and Winter
146
Easily Remedied
147
Marching on the Stomach
148
The Impious Huckster
149
Who Art Thou that Judgest?
150
What a Piece of Work Is Man
151
A Rash Prayer Answered
152
Dirt Cheap
153
A Cartload of Mischief
154
Why Giants Are Boobies
155
All Lost Save Hope
156
Room for Improvement
157
Honesty Is the Best Policy
158
The Fault Dear Brutus is Not in Our Stars but in Ourselves
159
No Respite
160
Why Some Men Are Loutish Brutes
161
A City of Lies
162
The EyeDoctor
163
Incurable
164
A Common Cheat
165
A Warning Against Calumny
166
A Prophet Without Knowledge
167
Truth Turned Liar
168
The Swindler
169
Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child
170
The Charlatan
171
God Helps Those Who Help Themselves
172
The Burner Burnt
173
Treasure Trove
174
Unity Is Strength
175
A Mountain Out of a Molehill
176
Mote and Beam
177
A Friend in Need Is a Friend Indeed
178
Share and Share Alike
179
Much Wants More
180
Where Your Treasure Is There Will Your Heart Be Also
182
Seeing Is Believing
183
Plucked Clean
184
Blind Mans Touch
185
Out of the FryingPan into the Fire
186
Brave Talk
187
Business First
188
Hating Unto Death
189
The Ungodly Increase in Riches
190
Falsely Accused
191
One Swallow Does Not Make a Summer
192
Favourable Omens
193
La Forza del Destino
194
An Unseasonable Reproof
195
Use Is Everything
196
Learning by Bitter Experience
197
Crying Wolf Too Often
198
A Philosophic Baldpate
199
Friends Indeed
200
The Riddle of a Will
201
A Craven Braggart
203
None So Deaf as Those That Wont Hear
204
His Own Trumpeter
206
Frailty Thy Name Is Woman
207
Big and Little Fish
209
Fishing in Troubled Waters
210
Familiarity Breeds Contempt
211
SelfDeception
212
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About the author (2000)

Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children.

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