Davidb's Books Page #6

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

The Frog and the Rat

"The Frog and the Rat" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that presents a moral lesson about ambition and consequences. The story revolves around a frog who, desiring to be as big as a rat, puffs herself up to an unnatural size. Despite the warning from the rat about the dangers, the frog continue...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Camel and the Drift-Wood

"The Camel and the Driftwood" is a collection of fables inspired by Aesop's tales. Jean de La Fontaine uses anthropomorphic animals to illustrate morals and life lessons. In the title story, a camel and a piece of driftwood find themselves stranded on an island, where they discuss their different...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Battle Between the Rats and Weasels

In Battle Between the Rats and Weasels, Jean de La Fontaine draws an analogy between human wars and a grand conflict between animals. The unconditional warfare between rats and weasels begins when a rat accidentally offends the weasel king. This fable examines the causes and effects of war, servi...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Little Fish and the Fisherman

The Little Fish and the Fisherman is a story that follows an old fisherman who catches a small fish. The little fish pleads with the fisherman to let him go, promising he will grow bigger and be a far more fulfilling catch in the future. The fisherman, however, is not persuaded, citing that a sma...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Jay Dressed in Peacock's Plumes

"The Jay Dressed in Peacock's Plumes" is a fable by Jean De La Fontaine that recounts the tale of a jay bird who adorns himself with the feathers of a peacock, hoping to impersonate the more majestic bird and gain respect and admiration. Unfortunately, the jay's ruse is discovered, leading to his...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

Man and the Wooden Idol

In "Man and the Wooden Idol," Jean de La Fontaine delves into an anthropological tale of religious and spiritual discovery. The book takes readers on an expedition, following a man who stumbles upon an ancient tribe that worships a wooden idol. As he embeds himself with the tribe, he faces confli...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Ass and the Little Dog

The Ass and the Little Dog is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine which tells the story of an ass who becomes envious of a little dog's close relationship with their owner. The ass tries to win the master’s affection by imitating the dog’s playful behavior. However, the imitation only leads to disaste...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Woodman and Mercury

"The Woodman and Mercury" is a morality fable by Jean de La Fontaine. The story features a woodcutter who loses his axe in a river and is given a golden and a silver axe by Mercury, the god of trade. The honest woodman refuses both, stating that his axe was made of simple iron. Touched by the woo...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Gardener and His Master

"The Gardener and His Master" is a morality tale by French author, Jean de La Fontaine. It revolves around the story of an old gardener who dares to advise his master about simplicity and moderation, illuminating the timeless wisdom of living a humble and contented life. The master initially dism...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Fly and the Ant

"The Fly and the Ant" is a collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine, one of the most famous fabulists in France. The book includes the named tale in which a fly and an ant distinct in characteristics engage in intellectual and philosophical dialogues, revealing profound morals. La Fontaine's s...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Lark and Her Little Ones with the Owner of a Field

The Lark and Her Little Ones with the Owner of a Field is a fable that teaches readers about cunningness and intelligence. It tells the story of a Lark who builds a nest in a wheat field while the wheat is still growing. When the wheat ripens and the landowner decides to harvest it, the Lark has ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Weasel in the Granary

"The Weasel in the Granary" is a collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine. Each tale, including the titular story about a weasel trapped in a granary, offers moralistic reflections on human nature and behavior. With his characteristic wit, a keen eye for detail, and an aptitude for poetic nuan...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Drowned Woman

"The Drowned Woman" is not actually a book but one of the hundreds of fables written by Jean de La Fontaine, a French author. La Fontaine's fables are short tales often featuring animals and conveying moral lessons. In "The Drowned Woman", the story talks about a woman who, despite being warned, ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Lion Grown Old

The Lion Grown Old is part of a series of fables penned by the French author, Jean de La Fontaine. This story illustrates the life lessons of power dynamics and respect through the narrative of a once-powerful lion now grown old and weak. The lion's authority is challenged by other animals, regar...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Wolf, the Mother, and the Child

"The Wolf, the Mother, and the Child" is a collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine that explores morality, and the consequences of human and animal behavioral patterns. Centering on three primary characters - a wolf, a mother, and her child, each story delivers valuable life lessons and moral...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Wolf, the Goat, and the Kid

"The Wolf, the Goat, and the Kid" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that teaches lessons about trust and the dangers of deceit. The story revolves around a mother goat who leaves her kid at home, warning him not to open the door to anyone but her. The cunning wolf, upon hearing this, tricks the k...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Swan and the Cook

"The Swan and the Cook" is a satirical short story by Jean de La Fontaine. Drawing on the traditional animal fable, the narrative revolves around a swan saved by a cook from being slaughtered and cooked. The swan, going beyond its simple bird root, becomes a beloved court performer, renowned for ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Lion Defeated by Man

"The Lion Defeated by Man" by Jean de La Fontaine is a thought-provoking fable primarily viewing the human triumph over the King of the Jungle. It reflects philosophical insights about the nature of power and bravery, praising the strength of the human intellect against physical might. The text c...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Wolf and the Stork

"The Wolf and the Stork" is a classic fable from French folklorist, Jean de La Fontaine. This tale is centered around a cunning wolf and a selfless stork. The wolf, after getting a bone stuck in his throat, promises the stork a reward for removing it. However, once the bone is removed, the wolf r...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Eye or the Master

"The Eye of the Master" by Jean de La Fontaine is a classic work that delves into the importance of personal involvement in one's own affairs. This moral story cleverly uses animal characters, mainly a lion and his servants, to illustrate that no servant has the same level of interest in the mast...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Gout and the Spider

The Gout and the Spider is a timeless collection of fables by French writer Jean de La Fontaine. This volume encapsulates morality tales symbolizing human manners and behavior through narratives involving animals. The story revolves around the humorous allegory of a gout and a spider, representin...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Miser Who Lost His Treasure

"The Miser Who Lost His Treasure" by Jean de La Fontaine is a fable that tells the story of a greedy miser who buried his gold in a secret spot in his garden. When the gold is stolen, the miser is inconsolable, despite still owning the land where the treasure was buried. A wise neighbor suggests ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Eagle, the Wild Sow, and the Cat

"The Eagle, the Wild Sow, and the Cat" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine. The story revolves around the unusual friendship between three animals - an eagle, a wild sow, and a cat. The cat cleverly manipulates the eagle and the wild sow to ensure her own survival, leading to a subtle commentary on...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Monkey and the Dolphin

The Monkey and the Dolphin is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that explores the theme of honesty and deceit. When a monkey is saved from drowning by a dolphin, he lies about being the king of the monkeys to gain his rescuer's favor. However, his false claims are soon exposed, leading to dire conse...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

King Gaster and the Members

"King Gaster and the Members" is an allegorical tale by Jean de La Fontaine aimed to demonstrate the interdependence of diverse elements in a society. It personifies different organs and functions of the human body to symbolize different social strata, their roles, and their significance. The nar...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Drunkard and His Wife

"The Drunkard and His Wife" is a moral tale captured in fable form by renowned French author Jean de La Fontaine. The story portrays a man excessively fond of wine and his wife who tries to make him realize his addiction by tricking him into thinking he was dead. The tale underscores the dangers ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Shepherd and the Sea

"The Shepherd and the Sea" is a thought-provoking fable by Jean de La Fontaine. The story involves a shepherd who, despite living his whole life inland, is captivated and intrigued by the sea after hearing tales about it. Deciding to visit, he travels to the sea, but he is quickly disillusioned b...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Fox and the Goat

"The Fox and the Goat" is a fable by Jean de La Fontaine that teaches the lesson of foresight and critical thinking. The story revolves around a sly fox who tricks a foolish goat into helping him escape a well. Once the fox is out, he doesn't reciprocate the goat's help, leaving the goat trapped ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

The Lion in Love

"The Lion in Love" is a collection of fables by Jean de La Fontaine, with the titular story depicting a powerful lion who falls in love with a woodman's daughter. The lion agrees to defang and declaw himself for his love, which ultimately leads to his downfall. Through this, the book uses animal ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

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8 months ago

A Will Interpreted by Æsop

"A Will Interpreted by Æsop" by Jean de La Fontaine is a compelling narrative where the renowned fable author uses Æsop, a Greek fabulist and storyteller to interpret the will of a dying man. The book sees Æsop unravelling the cryptic terms of the will with his wit, and the fable is instrumental ...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Cat and the Old Rat

"The Cat and the Old Rat" is a children's book by Jean de La Fontaine that recounts a captivating allegory involving animals. The story centers around a cunning old rat who has kept his wits about him over the years, and a curious cat eager to capture him. It explores various themes such as intel...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

The Lion and the Ass

"The Lion and the Ass" is a collection of classic fables by Jean de La Fontaine. The stories provide moral lessons about life and human nature, told through the adventures and misfortunes of animal characters. The title story, "The Lion and the Ass," is a tale of an unlikely friendship where both...

by Jean de La Fontaine

added by davidb
8 months ago

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