Davidb's Books Page #10

Here's the list of books submitted by davidb  —  There are currently 607 books total — keep up the great work!

The Cat and the Old Rat

"The Cat and the Old Rat" by Aesop is a fable about an old, wise rat and a cunning cat. It centers around the themes of wisdom, cunningness and the value of experience. The cat attempts to trick the rat into becoming his next meal by playing dead. However, the rat uses his experience and wisdom t...

by Aesop

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8 months ago

The Lark and Her Young Ones

The Lark and Her Young Ones is a fable by Aesop that imparts a lesson about wisdom and foresight. In the story, a lark had built her nest in a field of grain and kept it hidden from predators. One day, the owner of the field announced his plans to harvest the grain. The lark, anticipating danger,...

by Aesop

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8 months ago

The Bees and Wasps, and the Hornet

"The Bees and Wasps, and the Hornet" is not a book but one of Aesop's Fables that tells the story of a time when the bees and wasps lost their wits and decided to go to the hornet for advice. Through intriguing storytelling, Aesop delivers an important lesson about understanding one's role and no...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Hare and the Tortoise

"The Hare and the Tortoise" is a classic fable by Aesop that centers on a race between the fleetfooted hare and the slow yet steady tortoise. Overconfident in his speed, the hare takes a nap mid-race, but wakes up to discover that the tortoise, who never stopped moving, has won the race. This wel...

by Aesop

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8 months ago

The Dog and His Reflection

"The Dog and His Reflection" is an Aesop's fable about a dog who finds a bone and as he crosses a stream, he sees his reflection in the water. Believing the reflection to be another dog with a larger bone, he opens his mouth to bark at it, causing him to drop his own bone. The fable teaches the l...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Shepherd and the Lion

The Shepherd and the Lion is a fable by Aesop that conveys the message of not trusting flattering words or appearances easily. The story revolves around a shepherd who saves a lion trapped in a pit. The grateful lion promises never to harm him. Later, however, when the lion becomes the king of be...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Animals and the Plague

"The Animals and the Plague" by Aesop is a fable that presents a moral lesson through the story of how animals deal with a plague. As the animals, except the lion, get struck by the plague, they confess their sins hoping to please the gods. However, when the lion confesses to indiscriminately kil...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Stag, the Sheep, and the Wolf

The Stag, The Sheep, and The Wolf is a classic Aesop fable that teaches readers about cunning and deception. In the story, a stag seeks safety from a hunting party by hiding in a sheep's pen, where it gets captured by the shepherd. The wolf then tricks the stag into attacking the shepherd, only t...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Eagle and the Kite

"The Eagle and the Kite" is a classic fable by Aesop that teaches a lesson about the dangers of unwise partnerships and false security. The story revolves around a kite who asks an eagle to become her ally, promising that she would supply him with plentiful food. The eagle agrees, but h...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Flies and the Honey

In The Flies and the Honey, Aesop presents a tale about a jar of honey that attracts many flies. However, they greedily plunge in so deep that they become stuck and drown in the honey. The moral of the story is a warning against letting desires overtake our senses, leading us to situations from w...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Mother and the Wolf

"The Mother and the Wolf" is a fable from Aesop's collection that speaks of a hungry wolf coming across a mother goat and her kids. In a bid to devour them, the wolf begins to plead and negotiate with the mother goat. The book presents this tale, delving into themes of cunningness, deception, and...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Fox and the Monkey

"The Fox and the Monkey" is a classic comedic fable from renowned author Aesop. The story centers on a fox and a monkey, each vying for the unofficial title of 'King of the Animals.' It's an astute observation of rivalry and deceit, providing a moral lesson on the perils of arrogance and cunning....

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Porcupine and the Snakes

"The Porcupine and the Snakes" is a classic fable by Aesop conveying the message of making wise decisions. In this story, a Porcupine, seeking shelter, moves into a family of Snakes' den. After the Snakes are injured by his barbs, they request him to leave. In response, the Porcupi...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

Two Travelers and a Bear

Two Travelers and a Bear is a classic Aesop's fable that teaches the important life lesson about fake friends and the importance of knowing the nature of the person you are dealing with. The story revolves around two travelers who face danger in the form of a bear during their journey and how the...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Fox and the Pheasants

The Fox and the Pheasants is a fable by Aesop that illustrates the consequences of greed and lack of satisfaction. It tells the story of a fox that discovers a group of pheasants, intending to make a meal out of them. However, rather than being content with one, the fox cannot resist trying to ca...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

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 wher...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Boy and the Nettle

The Boy and the Nettle is one of Aesop's classic fables wherein a young boy attempts to pluck a nettle plant but is stung by it. He then complains to his mother, who tells him the plant only stung him because he handled it lightly. The moral of the story is that certain challenges and situat...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Cat and the Fox

"The Cat and the Fox" by Aesop is a short fable in which a cat and a fox debate who has the greater amount and variety of clever tricks and strategies. The fox boasts of having a vast number of stratagems, while the cat mentions she has only one. However, when danger befalls, it is the cat's sing...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Rose and the Butterfly

The Rose and the Butterfly is a parable by Aesop about a butterfly falling in love with a beautiful rose. However, when the rose warns the butterfly of its thorns, the butterfly refuses to believe, culminating in its untimely death. The tale teaches the essence of discernment and the consequences...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Mischievous Dog

"The Mischievous Dog" by Aesop is a moralistic fable that narrates the story of a dog who enjoys creating chaos and playing pranks on people, eventually leading to serious consequences. The book teaches the readers about the value of good behavior and that mischief can often lead to undesirable o...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Fox Without a Tail

"The Fox Without a Tail" by Aesop is a timeless fable that imparts a valuable life lesson. The story follows a clever fox who loses his tail in a trap. Embarrassed by his loss, he tries to convince the other foxes that being tail-less is actually stylish and advantageous. However, the other foxes...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Quack Toad

The Quack Toad is a fable by Aesop that tells the story of a toad who falsely claims to have healing powers. The toad fools many animals into believing him, all while delivering false hopes and ineffective cures. The story serves as a cautionary tale against deception and false claims, emphasizin...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Bat and the Weasels

The Bat and the Weasels is a fable by Aesop that teaches a lesson about the benefits of resourcefulness and adaptability. In the story, a bat falls into the nest of weasels who plan to eat him. He escapes death twice by convincing each group of weasels that he is not what they think he is. The Ba...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Fox and the Hedgehog

The Fox and the Hedgehog is a short fable by Aesop that features a fox, who is known for his cunning, and a hedgehog, known for his simplicity. The fox uses various strategies to attempt to catch the hedgehog. However, no matter what the fox tries, the hedgehog always manages to thwart his plans....

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Wolf and the House Dog

"The Wolf and the House Dog" is a fable from the collection of Aesop's tales. It tells the story of a starving wolf who, after encountering a well-fed house dog, desires the same food and comfort. However, when the wolf learns that the dog's comfort comes at the cost of his freedom, he rejects th...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Miser

"The Miser" is a short fable by Aesop revolving around the theme of greed and disillusionment. The story features a man who buries his gold in a hidden hole. Every week he visits the spot to adore his wealth. One day he finds the gold stolen and in agony, he cries over his loss. A neighbor, havin...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Goatherd and the Goat

The Goatherd and the Goat is a fable by Aesop about a goatherd who gets frustrated with one particular goat that, in his opinion, is not contributing enough milk compared to the others. Annoyed, he hits her with a stone, unintentionally killing her. Filled with regret, the goatherd learns a harsh...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Milkmaid and Her Pail

The Milkmaid and Her Pail is a fable by Aesop that tells the story of a milkmaid who daydreams about the wealth and luxuries she can buy by selling the milk from her pail, only to accidentally spill it all while fantasizing. The moral of the story warns against counting on things before they are ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Ass and the Lap Dog

The Ass and the Lap Dog is a fable by Aesop concerning a farm ass observing the affectionate relationship between its master and the master's lap dog. Inspired by the dog's treatment, the ass attempts to imitate the dog's playful behavior in a comedic and clumsy fashion, expecting to receive simi...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Man and the Lion

The Man and the Lion is a short fable story by Aesop. It revolves around a man and a lion who argue over who is the superior among all the animals. They come across first a statue depicting a man overpowering a lion and then a rug showing a lion overcoming a man. This illustrates the subjectivity...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Old Lion and the Fox

"The Old Lion and the Fox" is a short fable by the renowned storyteller, Aesop. This story features an old, ailing lion who is trying to trick other animals into entering his den so he can eat them. The fox, known for his cunning wit, tricks the lion in return. The fable emphasizes the importance...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Eagle and the Beetle

The Eagle and the Beetle is a tale from Aesop's Fables that exemplifies humility and the potential power of the weak against the strong. It tells the story of a beetle who seeks revenge on an eagle for destroying his home, teaching the lesson that even the weakest of creatures can stand against t...

by Aesop

added by davidb
8 months ago

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