Aesop's fables

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a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop

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of who among the present day Islamic scholars/ leaders can dare 'bell the cat'"--to attempt a seemingly impossible task, a reference to Aesop's fable, "The Mice in Council.
In Aesop's fable of the Wolf and Lamb, (1) instead of simply
The author applies a twist to Aesop's fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf; this fractured fairy tale renders the story from the eyes of the wolf's perspective.
The Rieses explain that in Aesop's fable, the sun wins a dispute over which is the stronger of the two--but frankly, the fable doesn't work with advertising and PR.
Daryl Domning tells us that the idea that we inherited our tendency to behave badly came from animals was, as it were, an Aesop's fable until the last 30 years when researchers documented quantitative knowledge about how animals really act in the wild and among themselves (ref.
In the graphic textiles of experience, Where themes are threads, trace the one that runs Through Aesop's fable of the compliant Cat Who combed red embers (the Monkey goading, scolding) To rake out toasted chestnuts tittering guile Could then with unharmed fingers peel and eat, Not one left for the mark who scorched her paw; That, and the clemency of Coriolanus, Sparing ancestral Rome a bloody sack- His banishment, meanwhile, still not revoked; And the French maxim noting that we all Have strength enough to bear the sufferings Of persons not ourselves; or the taunt aimed At one forsaken: "Others he saved, himself He cannot save.
Like the tortoise in Aesop's fable, all you need is to be patient--slow and steady wins the race--and to avoid a few hare traps.
In Aesop's Fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, you will watch a race between the Tortoise and the Hare.
She was forever reciting some parable or Aesop's fable that I hoped to understand one day, but at 4 or 5 years old didn't mean much more to me than the Pythagorean theorem.
This is followed by ten rules for a happy life, the address to fellow playwrights, Aesop's fable of the grasshopper and ant - which Carroll states "appears to be the first version in print in English verse, the first to mix prose and verse, and the longest and most elaborate treatment of the fable up to this time" (147), and a penitential letter written to his estranged wife.
Although the story has clear parallels with Aesop's fable, the tortoise and the hare, it is not over confidence which results in Kanchil loosing the race but trickery (Pelan has a twin who is the snail at the finish line).
When confronted with the Aesop's fable paradigm, which requires stones to be dropped into a water-filled tube to bring floating food within reach, the crows quickly learned to use stones as tools.
A NEW bus station for Cardiff has been promised so often it has become almost unbelievable, like the wolf in Aesop's fable.
AESOP'S fable about a thirsty crow putting stones in a deep vessel to raise the water level is apparently true.
A FAMOUS Aesop's fable about a canny crow with a knowledge of physics is more than just folklore, scientists have shown.