The Boasting Traveler

The Boasting Traveler   A man, who had traveled around the world quite often, returned to his own country. He was boastful of the many wonderful and heroic feats he had performed in the different places he had visited. Among other things, he said, “When I was at Rhodes I had leaped to such aDisplay

Hercules and the Wagoneer

Hercules and the Wagoneer   A delivery man was driving a wagon along a country lane, when the wheels sank down deep into a rut. The old driver, dazed and confused, stood looking at the wagon. He did nothing but utter loud cries to Hercules to come and help him. Hercules, it is said, appearedDisplay

The Boy and the Gumballs

The Boy and the¬†Gumballs   A boy put his hand into a pitcher full of gumballs. He grasped as many as he could possibly hold, but he could not pull out his hand. The neck of the pitcher would not give way to his fist. Unwilling to lose his gumballs, and yet unable to withdrawDisplay

The Bear and the Two Travelers

The Bear and the Two Travelers   Two men were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and hid in the branches. The other, feeling that he would be attacked, fell flat on the ground. The Bear came up and felt himDisplay

The Bat and the Weasels

The Bat and the Weasels A bat fell upon the ground and was caught by a Weasel. The bat pleaded with the weasel to spare him his life. The Weasel refused, saying, “I am by nature the enemy of all birds.” The Bat assured him that he was not a bird, but a mouse, andDisplay

The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Ants and the Grasshopper   The ants were spending a fine winter’s day drying grain collected in the summertime. A grasshopper, quite hungry, passed by and begged for a little food. The ants asked him, “Why didn’t you gather up food during the summer?” He replied, “I as too busy having fun to work.Display

The Fox and the Crow

The Fox and the Crow The Fox once saw the Crow fly over with a piece of cheese in her beak. “I want that cheese,” thought the Fox. When the Crow landed upon a branch of a tree, the Fox sat down beneath the tree and called, “Good day, Mistress Crow! How well you areDisplay

The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes Once upon a time there was a fox strolling through the woods. He came upon a grape orchard. There he found a bunch of beautiful grapes hanging from a high branch. “Boy those sure would be tasty,” he thought to himself. He backed up and took a running start, andDisplay

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