Aesop’s Fables

By: snowgood

Oct 23 2016

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I’ve been wanting to read Aesop’s Fables for years.

Smart Alecs would suggest I should have gone to a library, but good things come to those who wait.

As our weekend sojourns in Worthing are drawing to a close I’m finding a few books that are worth reading.

Most of you will know the story of the Hare and the Tortoise, but it’s just one of many in Aesops collection.

This particular edition was given as a present to one of Roz’s relatives way back in 1909!

There’s a twenty page preface, which debates the truth about how many of these short stories were really penned by the accredited author.

In addition there’s a definition of a fable,

“a short story, typically with animals as characters, conveying a moral”

I enjoyed this edition on thick paper, and ram packed with neat line drawings.

Having read it once I can’t wait to read it again, as it’s packed with lessons on life.

Perhaps the funniest thing about these incredibly short stories is the fact that many centre around an animal that dies, whilst the latter part centres on the creature pleading to be let go.

That’s odd – most creatures can’t talk at all once dead!

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