Category: Greece

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The Ox and the Frog (Aesop’s fables)

AN OX drinking at a pool trod on a brood of young frogs and crushed one of them to death. The Mother coming up, and missing one of her sons, inquired of his brothers...

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The Kid and the Wolf (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

A KID standing on the roof of a house, out of harm’s way, saw a Wolf passing by and immediately began to taunt and revile him. The Wolf, looking up, said, “Sirrah! I hear...

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The Cat and the Birds (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

A CAT, hearing that the Birds in a certain aviary were ailing dressed himself up as a physician, and, taking his cane and a bag of instruments becoming his profession, went to call on...

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Favorite international folk- and fairy tales about cats

Animal characters often play important roles in fairy- and folk tales. Sometimes they act as companions, sometimes even as the main characters of our stories. Several characters get special attention and are mentioned frequently...

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Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day Let us celebrate Mother’s Day with our most beloved folk tales about mothers!   The Boy whom Seven Mothers Suckled – Folk Tales from Bengal Once on a time there reigned...

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The Shepherd’s Boy and the Wolf (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

A SHEPHERD-BOY, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, “Wolf! Wolf!” and when his neighbors came to help him, laughed at...