Davidb's Books Page #12

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

The Rabbit, the Weasel, and the Cat

"The Rabbit, the Weasel, and the Cat" is a tale from Aesop's fables that teaches about the consequences of deception and greed. It tells the story of a rabbit, a weasel, and a cat who are all vying for the same home. Their inability to settle the dispute honestly leads them to the cat, who mislea...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Dogs and the Hides

"The Dogs and the Hides" is a fable by Aesop that explores the themes of greed and selfishness. It tells the story of a group of dogs who, after finding two leather hides, become so possessive that they fight each other for the exclusive right to the treasure. Eventually, their fierce struggle le...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Dogs and the Fox

"The Dogs and the Fox" is a meaningful fable by Aesop about a brood of dogs that encounter a vicious fox. The gnarling dogs surround the fox, ready to attack, but the cunning fox uses his wit to try and talk his way out of the situation. This story reflects lessons about caution, choosing your ba...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Monkey and the Cat

"The Monkey and the Cat" is an Aesop's fable that tells the story of a cunning monkey who manipulates a naive cat into extracting chestnuts from a fireplace. The cat gets burned, but the monkey eats all the chestnuts, leaving none for the cat. It serves as a moral lesson about the consequences of...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Ass

The Wolf and the Ass is one of Aesop's classic fables, centering on a cunning wolf and a simple-minded ass. The story unfolds as the wolf tries to trick the ass into becoming his dinner via manipulation and deceit. However, the ass eventually discovers the wolf's wicked plans and is able to outsm...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Monkey and the Dolphin

The Monkey and the Dolphin is a classic fable by Aesop. It tells the tale of a shipwrecked monkey who deceives a dolphin into thinking he is a man. The dolphin, in a bid to help a fellow man, offers to take the monkey ashore. However, when the monkey's lies are exposed, the dolphin abandons him m...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Vain Jackdaw and His Borrowed Feathers

"The Vain Jackdaw and His Borrowed Feathers" is a fable by Aesop which imparts a moral lesson about the dangers of vanity and pretense. In the story, a jackdaw, unsatisfied with his plain appearance, dresses himself in the discarded feathers of peacocks to appear more beautiful and grand. However...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Dog and His Master's Dinner

"The Dog and His Master's Dinner" by Aesop is a tale from the renowned Aesop's fables. The story follows a dog who steals his master's dinner. The narrative embarks on lessons about greed, consequence, and morality, aiming to impart the teaching that disclosing your guilt is not an excuse for you...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

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 lessen...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Lean Dog

The Wolf and the Lean Dog is a classic fable by Aesop that points out the inherent dangers of greed and deception. When a hungry wolf encounters a lean dog with a collar, he attempts to tempt the dog to join him in the wild. But when the dog reveals his collar is a result of being leashed and gua...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Mice and the Weasels

The Mice and the Weasels is a fable by Aesop that portrays the conflict between two species; mice and weasels. The mice, realizing they are constantly at a disadvantage against the weasels, decide to equip themselves with horns for protection. However, the horns end up being more of a burden, cau...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Peacock

"The Peacock" by Aesop is a famed fable that serves as a thought-provoking morality tale. The story revolves around a discontented peaсoсk who, unsatisfied with his own elegance and beauty, aspires to possess the nightingale's superb singing ability. This timeless parable offers deep insights on ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Stag and His Reflection

The Stag and His Reflection is a brief moral fable by Aesop that revolves around a proud stag who stops to admire his reflection in a pond. While he compliments his own beautiful antlers, he also deprecates his skinny legs. Suddenly, a hunter's arrow zips towards him, and he realizes too late tha...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Lion

"The Wolf and the Lion" is a classic Aesop's fable that revolves around the themes of power, greed, and justice. The story features a wolf who steals a lamb from a flock and justifies his actions with a bogus excuse. However, a lion then steals the lamb from the wolf, putting the wolf in his plac...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Travelers and the Sea

"The Travelers and the Sea" by Aesop is a collection of moralistic fables discussing virtues and vices through personified animal characters and nature. In the narratives, the sea often plays a metaphorical role, reflecting our life journey's complexity and unpredictability. Each tale, from seaso...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Fox and the Stork

The Fox and the Stork is a fable by Aesop that tells of a cunning Fox inviting a Stork to dine with him, only for the Stork to find the food in a shallow dish she couldn't eat from due to her long beak. Later, the Stork returns the favor by inviting the Fox over and serving dinner in a long-necke...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Hares and the Frogs

"The Hares and the Frogs" is a short fable by Aesop that delivers a powerful message about perspective and fear. In this tale, a group of hares, overwhelmed by their own fears and anxieties, decide to drown themselves. As they run to a pond to carry out their plan, they scare off some frogs who w...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Sheep

In Aesop's fable, The Wolf and the Sheep, a wolf tries to trick a savvy sheep into coming down to the stream to drink. The wolf puts forward several false accusations to make the sheep seem guilty and deserving of punishment. But, the clever sheep sees through the wolf's deception and manages to ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Lamb

"The Wolf and the Lamb" is a classic fable by Aesop that imparts a moral lesson about innocence and victim blaming. In the story, a lamb is unjustly accused and killed by a wolf, reflecting the power dynamics in many real-life situations. The wolf, using its might and authority, places ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox

"The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox" is a fable by Aesop that emphasizes the theme of greed and selfishness. The story revolves around a lion and a bear that fiercely fight over a slain stag. Exhausted and unable to claim their prize, they are overtaken by a crafty fox who seizes their prize while t...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat

"The Birds, the Beasts, and the Bat" is a fable by Aesop that revolves around a war between birds and beasts, and how a cunning bat manipulates both sides to ensure its survival. Amid the chaos, the bat alternately identifies itself as a bird or beast depending on who's winning, allowing it to su...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion

The Ass, the Fox, and the Lion is a tale by Aesop about cunning and deception. The story revolves around three characters: a donkey, a fox, and a lion. The fox tricks the donkey into pretending to be hurt to attract the lion, hoping to get some favour from the lion in return. However, the lion se...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wild Boar and the Fox

The Wild Boar and the Fox is a short fable by Aesop. The story revolves around a clever Fox that observes a Wild Boar sharpening his tusks against a tree trunk. The Fox, curious, asks the Boar why he sharpens his tusks when there is no immediate danger in sight. The Boar wisely responds that he d...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Monkey and the Camel

"The Monkey and the Camel" is a fable by Aesop where a proud camel, envious of the monkey for his amusing antics that make the beasts laugh, embarrasses himself in an attempt to mimic the monkeys’ behaviour. This tale carries the ancient moral lesson that it is foolhardy to attempt to be what you...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Cock and the Jewel

"The Cock and the Jewel" is a fable by Aesop which tells the story of a rooster who finds a precious gemstone while searching for food. The rooster, however, does not recognize the value of the gem and expresses disappointment for it not being grain. This story is often interpreted as a...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Leap at Rhodes

"The Leap at Rhodes" is not a book but a well-known fable by Aesop, a Greek storyteller. The story serves as a message about proving one's claims through deeds rather than mere words. It tells the tale of a man who claimed to have made an incredible long jump in Rhodes, and rather than just expec...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Lion and the Gnat

"The Lion and the Gnat" is a fable by Aesop that underscores the idea that physical size isn't always synonymous with power. It tells the story of an arrogant lion and a seemingly insignificant gnat. Brimming with confidence, the gnat challenges the lion, saying it won't concede even if it were d...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Ass and the Load of Salt

The Ass and the Load of Salt is a fable by Aesop about a merchant and his donkey. The donkey stumbles during their journey and discovers by accident that the load of salt he was carrying becomes lighter when wet. Deliberately falling into the water to ease his burden, the donkey is taught a stern...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Two Goats

The Two Goats is a short fable by Aesop that emphasizes the theme of compromise. It tells the story of two goats who unexpectedly meet while crossing a narrow bridge. Instead of agreeing to let one pass first, both were stubborn and fought to cross at the same time. This eventually results in bot...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

A Raven and a Swan

A Raven and a Swan is a classic Aesop fable that delivers a moral lesson about acceptance and contentment. In this story, a raven, envious of the swan's elegant white feathers, assumes that the swan's beauty comes from spending time in the water. The raven then decides to spend all his time in th...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Ass Carrying the Image

"The Ass Carrying the Image" is a brief fable by Aesop that provides a moral lesson. The tale recounts the story of a donkey who transports a revered religious icon and receives carrots and barley in return for his perceived holiness. However, the donkey mistakenly believes the tributes...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Ants and the Grasshopper

The Ants and the Grasshopper is a classic Aesop's fable in which the industrious ants spend their summer gathering food for the winter while the carefree grasshopper only sings and dances in the sun. When winter comes, the destitute and starving grasshopper asks the ants for food, but they remind...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

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