THE DONKEY AND THE LAPDOG

THE DONKEY AND THE LAPDOG Let’s not force our talent, As nothing would be performed gracefully: Never has a dolt, no matter how much he tries, Could ever be taken for a gentleman. Few people blessed by the Heavens, Possess the inborn gift to seduce in life. ‘This a matter one has to allow them, So as…

The Woodman and the Serpent

The Woodman and the Serpent One wintry day a Woodman was tramping home from his work when he saw something black lying on the snow.  When he came closer he saw it was a Serpent to all appearance dead.  But he took it up and put it in his bosom to warm while he hurried…

The Sick Stag

The Sick Stag A SICK STAG lay down in a quiet corner of its pasture-ground. His companions came in great numbers to inquire after his health, and each one helped himself to a share of the food which had been placed for his use; so that he died, not from his sickness, but from the…

The Fox and the Grapes

The Fox and the Grapes One hot summer’s day a Fox was strolling through an orchard till he came to a bunch of Grapes just ripening on a vine which had been trained over a lofty branch.  “Just the thing to quench my thirst,” quoth he.  Drawing back a few paces, he took a run…