The Sky is Falling!

The Sky is Falling!

Did you ever hear of Chicken Little, how she disturbed a whole neighborhood by her foolish alarm? Well, Chicken Little was running about in a gentleman’s garden, where she had no business to be: she ran under a rose-bush, and a leaf fell on her tail; so she was...
The Mousetrap

The Mousetrap

A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. What food might this contain?” The mouse wondered – he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the warning. There...
King Log and King Stork

King Log and King Stork

The Frogs were living as happy as could be in a marshy swamp that just suited them; they went splashing about caring for nobody and nobody troubling with them. But some of them thought that this was not right, that they should have a king and a proper constitution, so...
The Dog and His Master’s Dinner

The Dog and His Master’s Dinner

A Fable adapted by Jean de La Fontaine Our eyes are not made proof against the fair, Nor hands against the touch of gold. Fidelity is sadly rare, And has been from the days of old. Well taught his appetite to check, And do full many a handy trick, A dog was trotting,...
The Dog in the Manger

The Dog in the Manger

A Dog looking out for its afternoon nap jumped into the Manger of an Ox and lay there cosily upon the straw. But soon the Ox, returning from its afternoon work, came up to the Manger and wanted to eat some of the straw. The Dog in a rage, being awakened from its...
The Quarrel of the Cats and Dogs

The Quarrel of the Cats and Dogs

by Jean de La Fontaine In mansion deck’d with frieze and column, Dwelt dogs and cats in multitudes; Decrees, promulged in manner solemn, Had pacified their ancient feuds. Their lord had so arranged their meals and labours, And threaten’d quarrels with the...