Davidb's Books Page #13

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

The Crow and the Pitcher

The Crow and the Pitcher is a fable by Aesop about a thirsty crow who comes across a pitcher with water at the bottom, beyond the reach of its beak. The crow then drops pebbles into the pitcher, raising the water level high enough so it can drink. It’s a tale that emphasizes the value of intellig...

by Aesop

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9 months ago

The Boys and the Frogs

"The Boys and the Frogs" is a classic fable by Aesop that conveys the message of empathy and consideration for others' feelings. In the story, a group of boys amuse themselves by throwing rocks at a pond full of frogs, finding joy in their distress. But when the frogs plead for them to stop, expl...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Rat and the Elephant

The Rat and the Elephant is a children's fable by Aesop that tells the story of a tiny rat and a mighty elephant. The book details how the rat, though small, is able to help the elephant when it is in trouble, thereby teaching lessons of humility, friendship, and the fact that size does not ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Oak and the Reeds

The Oak and the Reeds is a classic fable by Aesop cautioning against arrogance and pride. It tells the tale of a strong oak tree that mocks the surrounding reeds for their weakness and flexibility. However, during a storm, the reeds survive by bending along with the wind, while the oak is uproote...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and His Shadow

The Wolf and His Shadow is a fable by Aesop about a wolf who sees his shadow in the water and is taken in by its size. He believes it represents his actual size and strength and gets consumed by his perceived invincibility, leading him to challenge a lion. The ensuing encounter teaches the wolf t...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Owl and the Grasshopper

"The Owl and the Grasshopper" is a short fable by Aesop about an owl who is disturbed by a singing grasshopper. The grasshopper refuses to stop, despite the owl's requests, leading to drastic consequences. This classic tale illustrates the value of respect and understanding the needs of others, a...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Frogs Who Wished for a King

"The Frogs Who Wished for a King" is an Aesop's fable about a community of frogs who, discontented with their current anarchic way of life, request Zeus to grant them a King. Zeus sends them a log to rule over them but the frogs are dissatisfied with its passivity. When they demand a more engagin...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Lion and the Ass

"The Lion and the Ass" is a classic fable from Aesop, a famed Greek storyteller. This short tale is about an unusual partnership between a lion and an ass. They decide to hunt together, and the ass is used to lure out the prey with his braying, while the lion does the killing. In the end, the ass...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Travelers and the Purse

"The Travelers and the Purse" by Aesop is a fable that tells the story of two travellers who discover a purse of gold on their journey. Their immediate bliss turns sour as they begin fighting over who found the purse first, and in doing so, they attract the attention of thugs who steal the purse ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Sheep and the Pig

"The Sheep and the Pig" is a fable by Aesop that strongly illustrates the concept that false friends can be more dangerous than open enemies. It showcases the cunning and manipulative nature of the pig who takes advantage of the sheep's trust. This story is framed in a simple, uncomplicated conte...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Farmer and the Stork

"The Farmer and the Stork" is a moral tale by Aesop. It tells the story of a stork that unintentionally gets caught in a net set by a farmer to capture cranes, birds that have been destroying his crops. The stork pleads for her life, claiming she is innocent and not like the destructive cranes. H...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Plane Tree

The Plane Tree is a fable by Aesop that journeys into the mind of a weary traveler taking refuge under a plane tree. It explores themes of gratitude and acknowledgement when the traveler, who is resting under the shade of the tree, begins to critique the tree for its lack of edible fruits, ignori...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Gnat and the Bull

"The Gnat and the Bull" is a fable by Aesop that explores themes of pride, insignificance, and self-awareness. In this story, a gnat lands on a bull's horn, apologizing if he's too heavy. The bull responds that he hadn't even noticed the gnat's presence, sharply illustrating the vast difference i...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf

The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf is a classic fable by Aesop that tells the story of a young shepherd boy who habitually lies about a wolf threatening his flock of sheep. When a wolf actually appears and attacks his sheep, the boy cries out for help, but the villagers ignore him believing it's anoth...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Lion and the Mouse

"The Lion and the Mouse" is a classic illustrated tale by Aesop which showcases the unlikely friendship between a fierce lion and a small mouse. The story unfolds with the lion sparing the mouse's life. Later, the mouse repays this act of mercy by freeing the lion from a hunter's trap, reminding ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Oxen and the Wheels

"The Oxen and the Wheels" is a fable by Aesop teaching a moral lesson. The story describes a pair of oxen pulling a heavily loaded wagon. As they struggle on, the wheels of the cart mock the oxen for their difficulties and offer unhelpful commentary. Eventually, the oxen point out that ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Ass and His Driver

"The Ass and His Driver" is a short fable by Aesop that conveys a valuable lesson. It tells the story of a donkey who, instead of following his master's instructions, stubbornly decides to walk his own way, thinking it's shorter. This leads him into danger, illustrating the moral that those who w...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Crane

"The Wolf and the Crane" is a fable by Aesop that teaches a lesson about gratitude and how often those who do wrong do not show appreciation for those who help them. The story is about a wolf who gets a bone stuck in his throat and, in desperation, promises anything to a crane if it will put its ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Bundle of Sticks

"The Bundle of Sticks" is a short fable by Aesop that serves as a moral lesson about unity and strength in numbers. The story follows an old man on his deathbed who asks his quarreling sons to fetch a bundle of sticks. He then challenges them to break the bundle, a task they all find im...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes is one of Aesop's most famous fables, telling the story of a fox who, failing to reach the juicy grapes hanging high from a vine, walks away grumbling that they were probably sour anyway. This tale is used to illustrate the concept of cognitive dissonance or rationalization...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse by Aesop is a classic fable conveying the message of life's simple pleasures and contentment. The story revolves around a sophisticated Town Mouse and a simple Country Mouse who visit each other's homes. The Town Mouse, accustomed to lavish feasts, visits the ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Kid and the Wolf

"The Kid and the Wolf" by Aesop is a classic fable that imparts moral lessons to young readers. The story focuses on a young goat kid who naively invites a wolf into his home while his mother is away. The wolf, showing his true nature, plans to eat the kid. But the mother goat returns just in tim...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

Hercules and the Wagoner

"Hercules and the Wagoner" is a moralistic short tale by Aesop. The story depicts a wagoner who, when his cart becomes stuck in a muddy ditch, prays to the mighty Hercules for help. Instead of physically assisting, Hercules offers the wisdom that heaven helps those who help themselves. ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Boy and the Filberts

"The Boy and the Filberts" is a fable by Aesop that tells the story of a young boy who sticks his hand into a pitcher full of filberts (a type of hazelnut). He grasps a handful but his fist is too large to pull out from the narrow neck of the pitcher. Despite his predicament, he refuses...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Eagle and the Jackdaw

"The Eagle and the Jackdaw" is a classic fable by Aesop depicting the tale of a jackdaw who aspires to be as majestic as an eagle. The jackdaw, dazzled by the spectacle of the eagle soaring high in the sky, attempts to emulate him, only to land in a state of danger and helplessness. The story is ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

Belling the Cat

"Belling the Cat" is a fable attributed to Aesop, a fabulist from ancient Greece. The story involves a group of mice that hold a meeting to discuss the best way to protect themselves from a cat that is terrorizing them. A young mouse suggests that they could tie a bell around the cat's neck as an...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox

The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox is a classic Aesop fable that narrates the story of three unlikely companions - a dog, a cock, and a fox. Through the adventures and the tactical escape from the fox, the story imparts a moral lesson on the value of being aware of flattery and deception. It's a simp...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Frogs and the Ox

The Frogs and the Ox is a telling moralistic fable by Aesop that showcases a group of frogs being intimidated and scared by a big ox that comes to their pond. On seeing the size of the ox, a young, ambitious frog inflates herself to appear bigger but sadly bursts and dies in the process. The stor...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Young Crab and His Mother

The Young Crab and His Mother is a fable by Aesop that teaches a lesson about the impact and importance of setting a good example. In the story, a mother crab scolds her son for not walking straight. However, the young crab retorts that she should show him how if she can. This illustrates that on...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Tortoise and the Ducks

The Tortoise and the Ducks is a captivating fable by Aesop that emphasizes the dangers of greed and discontentment. It tells a story of a tortoise unsatisfied with his dull life on land who longs to fly like the birds. After persuading two ducks to carry him in the sky using a stick, he faces an ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Wolf and the Kid

"The Wolf and the Kid" by Aesop is a classic fable that depicts the encounter between a fierce wolf and a young kid strayed from its flock. A cautionary tale of cunning and wit, the book explores the theme of survival, wisdom and the consequences of poor judgement. Through the interaction of its ...

by Aesop

added by davidb
9 months ago

The Story of the Year

"The Story of the Year" is a children's fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen about the journey of a little girl through the four seasons of the year. Each season has its own storyline filled with important lessons, unique adventures, and magical moments. From the awakening spring to the serene wi...

by Hans Christian Andersen

added by davidb
9 months ago

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