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The Old Lion

"The Old Lion" is a classic Aesop fable that emphasizes moral values and life lessons. It tells the story of an old, weaker lion, whose age and decreasing strength stop him from hunting his prey. To survive he pretends to be sick, using strategic wisdom to lure animals into his den where he can easily capture them. This tale depicts how wisdom can make up for declining physical strength and underscores the dangers of falling into cleverly laid traps.

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A Lion had grown very old. His teeth were worn away. His limbs could no longer bear him, and the King of Beasts was very pitiful indeed as he lay gasping on the ground, about to die. Where now his strength and his former graceful beauty? Now a Boar spied him, and rushing at him, gored him with his yellow tusk. A Bull trampled him with his heavy hoofs. Even a contemptible Ass let fly his heels and brayed his insults in the face of the Lion. It is cowardly to attack the defenseless, though he be an enemy.
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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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