Let us enjoy reading this one of Aesop’s Fables of Last Boast .
A fir tree said boastingly to the bramble bush growing in its shade:
“You are useless. Nobody wants you. I am everywhere used for roofs and houses. Men can’t do without me.”
“You’re so right,” said the bramble. “Here’s a man coming to you with an axe, right now. Farewell.”
Moral: Pride comes before a fall.
Let us enjoy reading this one of Aesop’s Fables of Monkey Business .
A monkey climbed the roof of a house and entertained the people who had gathered below to watch it, with its antics.
After it had gone, an ass who craved popularity climbed the roof and tried to perform the same tricks.
In the process, it dislodged and broke several tiles.
The owner of the house was furious.
His servants went up, drove the ass down, and beat it black and blue.
Moral: Actions that suit others may not suit you. Be yourself.
The Clever Sheep
Let us enjoy reading this one of Aesop’s Fables of The Clever Sheep.
One day a wolf cornered a sheep.
“You can’t escape,” said the wolf, baring his teeth.
“I know,” said the sheep, softly.
“Please grant me a last wish. Sing a song so that I may dance one last time.’
“Certainly,’ said the wolf and throwing back his head began to howl.
Hearing him howl the farmer’s dogs rushed to the spot and drove him away.