Davidb's Books Page #11

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

The Bull and the Goat

The Bull and the Goat by Aesop is a fable that teaches readers about the dangers of arrogance. The story features a proud and dominant bull who expels a goat from a shared pasture, but the bull later finds himself being hunted by a lion. The humbled bull turns to the goat for help, who reminds th...

by Aesop

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9 months ago

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

"The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" by Aesop is a classic fable about a cunning wolf who disguises himself as a sheep to trick the shepherd and infiltrate the herd. The story serves as a moral lesson about the dangers of those who pretend to be what they are not, teaching us that appear...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Serpent and the Eagle

"The Serpent and the Eagle" is not a book, but a fable from Aesop, a storyteller from ancient Greece. The fable tells the story of an eagle who carries a sleeping serpent into the sky, only for the serpent to wake up and bite the eagle. This story serves as a cautionary parable about th...

by Aesop

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9 months ago

The Fox and the Crab

"The Fox and the Crab" is a tale by Aesop about the cunning fox and a naive crab. When the crab leaves its natural habitat in the sea to explore the shore at the suggestion of the fox, it is quickly caught and eaten. The story reinforces the cautionary message about the danger of steppi...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Frog and the Mouse

"The Frog and the Mouse" by Aesop is a cautionary fable about a deceitful frog who tricks a mouse into taking a ride on its back across a river, only to try to drown him for his own meal. However, a nearby hawk swoops down and carries them both away, serving as a lesson in the perils of breaking ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

Mercury and the Woodman

"Mercury and the Woodman" is a classic Aesop's fable focusing on honesty and integrity. In the story, a poor Woodman loses his axe in a river. Mercury, the Roman God of Commerce, emerges from the water and, in order to test the woodman's honesty, offers him a silver and a golden axe. The honest m...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

Three Bullocks and a Lion

Three Bullocks and a Lion is a classic fable by Aesop that uses the story of three bullocks and their struggles to escape from a menacing lion to illustrate the power of unity and solidarity. The fable describes how the bullocks are safe when they stick together, but when they separate, the lion ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Astrologer

The Astrologer is a classic and short parable by Aesop. It tells the story of an astrologer who spends his time looking at the stars and observing the heavens but overlooks the earthly matters around him, eventually leading to his downfall. Through this tale, Aesop conveys a valuable lesson about...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Dog and the Oyster

"The Dog and the Oyster" by Aesop is a classic fable providing a morality lesson about the dangers of greed. In the story, a dog finds an oyster and wants to eat the meat inside. After trying frantically to open the shell, the dog accidentally swallows it whole. The story ends in pity for the dog...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Cat and the Birds

The Cat and the Birds is a cautionary tale by Aesop, warning about the danger of being fooled by false flatteries and appearances. It tells the story of a crafty cat who tries to deceive the birds by pretending to be a physician and claiming to have the skills to cure all illnesses. Despite the c...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Spendthrift and the Swallow

The Spendthrift and the Swallow is a classic Aesop's Fable that imparts a moral lesson about careful planning and foresight. The story revolves around a prodigal man who, seeing a swallow, assumes that spring has arrived and selling his cloak. However, cold weather returns and he loses both his c...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Goatherd and the Wild Goats

The Goatherd and the Wild Goats is a moral fable by Aesop. The story depicts a goatherd who brings wild goats into his flock, offering them better care than his own goats. Eventually, when a storm hits, the wild goats abandon him and return to the mountains. The moral of the story is a warning ag...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Sick Stag

"The Sick Stag" is a fable by Aesop that tells the story of a stag that falls seriously ill and cannot move from his place. As he lays in the forest, other animals, who were once afraid of him, slowly start to nibble away at him, including the animals who he considered to be his friends. The wise...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Farmer and the Snake

The Farmer and the Snake is a fable by Aesop about a good-hearted farmer who saves a freezing snake by bringing it home and warming it up. Once the snake has regained its strength, it bites its rescuer, fatally wounding him. The story serves as a parable about the character of some creatures (or ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Mouse and the Weasel

"The Mouse and the Weasel" is an engaging tale by Aesop that delivers a valuable moral lesson. The story revolves around a mouse that gets stuck in a hole after eating too much from a stored harvest. She is eventually found by a weasel who takes advantage of her misfortune. The fable teaches the ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Fighting Bulls and the Frog

The Fighting Bulls and the Frog is a fable book by Aesop. It tells the story of two bulls fighting over who will be the king of the pasture, which scares the smaller creatures. A frog, distressed, tells its friends how during the bulls' fight for dominance, their conflict and chaos harm innocent ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Goose and the Golden Egg

The Goose and the Golden Egg is a classic fable by Aesop. The story conveys a moral lesson about greed and patience. It follows a farmer who owns a magical goose that lays golden eggs. Consumed by greed and the desire for quick wealth, the farmer kills the goose to procure all the golden eggs at ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Two Pots

The Two Pots is a fable by Aesop that centers on two pots, one made of brass and the other made of clay. They find themselves floating down a river together, with the clay pot expressing fear that they will collide and he will be broken due to the brass pot's weight and strength. The brass pot th...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Farmer and His Sons

The Farmer and His Sons is a classic Aesop's fable that teaches the value of hard work and unity as strength. On his deathbed, a farmer gives his lazy sons a lesson in unity by telling them about a hidden treasure in their fields. After his death, the sons, hoping to find the treasure, start digg...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Farmer and the Cranes

"The Farmer and the Cranes" by Aesop is a classic fable that tells the story of a farmer whose field is full of cranes feasting on his newly sown corn. Initially, the farmer uses harmless tricks to scare them off. When the cranes return, the farmer takes a more drastic measure, making t...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Peacock and the Crane

"The Peacock and the Crane" is a children's book adapted from one of Aesop's fables. It tells the story of a proud peacock who continuously brags about its colorful feathers, while belittling the plain gray feathers of a crane. However, when the crane flies into the sky and the peacock is unable ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Shepherd

The Wolf and the Shepherd is a fable by Aesop about a wolf who becomes friends with a shepherd out of mutual admiration. The shepherd is in awe of the wolf's strength while the wolf is impressed by the shepherd's ability to lead a flock. However, their friendship faces a challenging test revealin...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Cat, the Cock, and the Young Mouse

"The Cat, the Cock, and the Young Mouse" is a classic fable by Aesop. This tale is about a young mouse who disapproves of his mother's cautious and sceptical attitude towards a seemingly friendly cat and cock. Unfortunately, the mouse soon learns the harsh truth—that not all who seem kind have go...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Fox and the Goat

In The Fox and the Goat by Aesop, the cunning fox outsmarts a naive goat. The story speaks of a thirsty fox that fell into a deep well and could not get out. The clever fox tricks a passing goat into jumping into the well so that he could use its horns to leap out, leaving the goat trapped inside...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Mule

"The Mule" is one of the fables collected and attributed to Aesop, a storyteller believed to have lived in Ancient Greece. The story centers around a mule who, proud of his parentage and his strength, brags to anyone who would listen about his father being a speedy race horse. However, when he fi...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Ass and the Grasshoppers

In "The Ass and the Grasshoppers", a short fable from Aesop, an ass is envious of the music that grasshoppers make and in an attempt to imitate them, bursts out a horrible sound that frightens everyone away. The story teaches the reader a lesson about the importance of accepting oneself and not a...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Goat

The Wolf and the Goat is a short story by Aesop, a famous storyteller from ancient Greek. The tale revolves around a thirsty wolf who tries to coax a goat down from a safe location by stating how much fresher and cooler the water is down where the wolf is standing. In a sharp and witty manner, th...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Dog in the Manger

The Dog in the Manger is a fable attributed to Aesop that portrays a dog who selfishly guards a manger full of hay, preventing an ox from eating though the dog did not need the hay himself. It is a moral story demonstrating the vanity and senselessness of begrudging others what one has no use for...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Cock and the Fox

"The Cock and the Fox" by Aesop is a classic fable about deceit and wisdom. The story revolves around a rooster who is almost tricked by a cunning fox into becoming his dinner. However, using his wit and intelligence, the rooster teaches the fox a lesson and saves himself. As in many of Aesop's f...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Heron

The Heron is a fable by Aesop that tells the story of a heron who is too picky and choosy about her food. When little fishes come by, she scoffs and ignores them, waiting for bigger and better fish. But as she waits, no bigger fish arrive, and she ultimately goes hungry. This story serves as a me...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Fox and the Leopard

The Fox and the Leopard is a classic fable written by Aesop illustrating the idea that natural endowments are more valuable than acquired ones. In the story, a fox and a leopard are arguing about who is more beautiful. The leopard argues for his natural beauty, with his gorgeous spots and strong ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Bear and the Bees

"The Bear and the Bees" by Aesop is a classic fable that teaches about the repercussions of rash actions. The tale narrates the story of a bear who irascibly attacks a hive of bees after one stings him, only to escalate his problem as the swarm retaliates, painfully punishing him with multiple st...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

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