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Phaedrus' fables, Two fables for children by Phaedrus:

  • THE HEIFER, GOAT, SHEEP, AND LION
  • THE FOX AND THE TRAGIC MASK

"THE HEIFER, GOAT, SHEEP, AND LION"

Always treacherous is in company being
With powerful men. This is what
I want you to understand.
An Heifer, a Goat and the humble Sheep,
With the Lion partners were
To hunt together in the places wild.
When they finally lucky were
To have captured a real big stag
All together the parts shared
But the Lion told them this:
-“The first part I take ‘cause my name Lion is,
The second you give me as partner of you all,
The third you will yield to me
As I'm stronger than you meek,
The fourth you will not take,
Or an enemy of me you will make”
No remorse was there
Where force and arrogance
made it all clear.

“ THE FOX AND THE TRAGIC MASK “

By chance, one day, a Fox beheld a Mask
“So rare”, said he, - “what a shame it got no brains in there”
This is told by whom the Fate dispenses with
Honours and wealth,
But lacks that bit of good sense

For children: Questions about the fable

 
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