Aesop’s Fables Archive

The Leopard and the Shepherds

Leopard was searching for food in a village. There was a big pit in the village, which was covered with dry leaves and sticks. The Leopard did not see the pit and fell into it. A Shepherd looked inside the pit and said …

Aesop at Play

Once, Aesop was playing with some children in his neighbourhood. He was running around and laughing out with those children. While Aesop played, a Man from Athens, who knew him, walked by the playfield. He saw Aesop playing and was shocked to see …

Aesop and the Poultry

nce, Aesop was standing outside a poultry farm near the road-side. He was looking at the Poultry, very keenly. When people saw him standing there for a long time, they became curious. They started asking each other, “Why is Aesop watching the Poultry …

Aesop and his Fellow Servants

Once, Aesop’s master was going on a journey. All the Servants, including Aesop had to carry sacks on their backs. Aesop selected a sack that contained bread. It was also the largest and the heaviest sacks. The other Servants laughed at him for …

The Man who lost his Axe

Once, there was a Man who was busy digging a ditch in his vineyard. He was tired and wanted to rest. So he put down the Axe for some time. When he had rested enough, he wanted to continue digging. But, his Axe …

The Fly and the Mule

One day, a Mule was dragging a chariot (two-wheeled vehicle used for races). The Mule was so tired, it seemed he was drunk. While he was walking, a Fly came and sat on the wheel of the vehicle. She said to the Mule, …

The Deer and the Vine

Two Huntsmen were riding around when they saw a Deer and started chasing it. The Deer knew that the Huntsmen would kill him, so he ran as fast as he could to save his life. He saw a thick Vine, nearby and hid …

The Playful Mule

Once, there was a very playful and young Mule. He was also very frisky, as he ate a lot of corn. He had a lot of energy but did not work much. One day, having nothing else to do, the Mule started galloping …

The Fox and the Pig

One day, a Fox wanted to cross to the other side of a river. He decided to swim across and reach there. Now, the river was flowing very fast. The Fox tried to swim but was swept away by the force of the …

The Ass, the Dog and the Wolf

nce, there was a Man who lived in the village. He owned an Ass and a Dog. One day, the Man was returning from the town with his two animals. The Ass was carrying many sacks on his back. The Man was walking …