Aesop’s Fables

The Dogs and the Fox

Moral: It is easy to kick a man that is down.
Some Dogs, finding the skin of a lion, began to tear it in pieces with their teeth. A Fox, seeing them, said, “If this lion were alive, you would soon find out that his claws were stronger than your teeth.”

The Lark Burying Her Father

Moral: Youth’s first duty is reverence to parents.
The Lark (according to an ancient legend) was created before the earth itself, and when her father died, as there was no earth, she could find no place of burial for him.

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