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The Fox and the Lion

The Fox and The Lion is a classic tale by Aesop that reflects on the fear of the unknown. It tells about a fox who had never seen a lion before. The first time the fox encounters a lion, he is absolutely terrified. However, as the fox continues to encounter the lion, his fear progressively lessens until he is no longer afraid. The moral emphasizes that familiarity can diminish fear.

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A very young Fox, who had never before seen a Lion, happened to meet one in the forest. A single look was enough to send the Fox off at top speed for the nearest hiding place. The second time the Fox saw the Lion he stopped behind a tree to look at him a moment before slinking away. But the third time, the Fox went boldly up to the Lion and, without turning a hair, said, "Hello, there, old top." Familiarity breeds contempt. Acquaintance with evil blinds us to its dangers.
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Aesop

Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller and fabulist, known for his collection of fables. His fables often featured animals as characters and conveyed moral lessons or wisdom through short narratives. Some of his most famous fables include "The Tortoise and the Hare," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," and "The Fox and the Grapes." These timeless stories continue to be widely read and adapted to this day. more…

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