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<ul><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 1/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 2/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 3/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 4/68</p><p>CHILDREN'S BOOKCOLLECTIONLIBRARY OF THE</p><p>UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIALOS ANGELES</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 5/68</p><p>THEBANBURY CROSSSERIES</p><p>PREPARED FOR CHILDREN BY GRACE RHYS</p><p>JESOP'S FABLES</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 6/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 7/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 8/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 9/68</p><p>1LLV3TRHTED BYKOB1W5ON* ' * *</p><p>BT'</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 10/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 11/68</p><p>To Enid., this is ^Esop's house,</p><p>And the cover is the door ;When the rains of winter pour,Then the Lion and the Mouse,And the Frogs that asked a king,And all the Beasts with curious features,That talk just like us human creatures,Open it, and ask you in !</p><p>G. R.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 12/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 13/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 14/68</p><p>A CONCEITED jackdaw was vainenough to imagine that he wantednothing but the coloured plumes to makehim as beautiful a bird as the Peacock.Puffed up with this wise conceit, hedressed himself with a quantity of theirfinest feathers, and in this borrowed garb,leaving his old companions, tried to passfor a peacock; but he no sooner at-tempted to stray with these splendidbirds, than an affected strut betrayedthe sham. The offended peacocks fellupon him with their beaks, and soonstripped him of his finery. Havingturned him again into a mere jackdaw,they drove him back to his brethren,</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 15/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 16/68</p><p>But they, remembering what airs he hadonce given himself, would not permithim to flock with them again, and treatedhim with well-deserved contempt.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 17/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 18/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 19/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 20/68</p><p>A DISPUTE once arose between theSun and the Wind, which was thestronger of the two, and they agreedto count this as proof, that whicheversoonest made a traveller take off hiscloak, should be held the most powerful.The wind began, and blew with all hismight and main a blast, cold and fierceas a winter storm ; but the stronger heblew, the closer the traveller wrappedhis cloak about him, and the tighter hegrasped it with his hands. Then brokeout the sun : with his welcome beamshe chased away the vapour and the cold ;the traveller felt the pleasant warmth,and as the sun shone brighter andbrighter, he sat down, overcome by theheat, and cast aside the cloak that allthe blustering rage of the wind could</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 21/68</p><p>not compel him to lay down. "Learnfrom this," said the sun to the wind," that soft and gentle means will oftenbring about, what force and fury never</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 22/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 23/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 24/68</p><p>A DOG made his bed in a manger, andlay snarling and growling to keep</p><p>the horses from their provender. " See,"said one of them, "what a miserablecur ! who neither can eat corn himself,nor will allow those to eat it who can."</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 25/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 26/68</p><p>A WOODMAN was felling a treeon the bank of a river; and bychance let his axe slip from his hand,which dropped into the water and im-mediately sank to the bottom. Beingtherefore in great distress, he sat downby the side of the stream and bewailedhis loss. Upon this, Mercury, whoseriver it was, had compassion on him,and appearing before him asked thecause of his sorrow. On hearing it,he dived to the bottom of the river,and coming up again, showed the man agolden hatchet, and asked if that werehis. He said that it was not. ThenMercury dived a second time, andbrought up a silver one. The wood-man refused it, saying again that thiswas not his. So he dived a third time,</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 27/68</p><p>and brought up the very axe that hadbeen lost.</p><p>" That is mine ! " said the Wood-man, delighted to have his own again.Mercury was so pleased with his honestythat he made him a present of theother two, as a reward for his justdealing.The man goes to his companions,</p><p>and giving them an account of whathad happened to him, one of themdetermined to try whether he mightnot have the like good fortune. Sohe went presently to the river's sideand let his axe fall on purpose intothe stream. Then he sat down on thebank and made a great show of weep-ing. Mercury appeared as before, anddiving, brought up a golden axe. "Whenhe asked if that were the one thatwas lost, " Aye, surely ! " said theman, and snatched at it greedily. But</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 28/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 29/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 30/68</p><p>Mercury, to punish his impudence andlying, not only refused to give himthat, but would not so much as lethim have his own axe again.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 31/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 32/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 33/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 34/68</p><p>A FOX one day invited a Stork todinner, and being disposed todivert himself at the expense of hisguest, provided nothing for dinner butsome thin soup in a shallow dish. Thisthe Fox lapped up very readily, whilethe Stork, unable to gain a mouthfulwith her long narrow bill, was ashungry</p><p>at the end of dinner as whenshe began. The Fox, meanwhile, saidhe was very sorry to see her eat sosparingly, and hoped that the dish wasseasoned to her mind. The Stork, see-ing that she was played upon, took nonotice of it, but pretended to enjoyherself extremely ; and at parting beggedthe Fox to return the visit. So he agreedto dine with her the next day. He</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 35/68</p><p>ordered forthwith ; but when it wasserved up, he found to his dismay, thatit was nothing but minced meat in atall, narrow-necked jar. Down this theStork easily thrust her long neck andbill, while the Fox had to content him-self with licking the outside of the jar." I am very glad," said the Stork, " thatyou seem to have so good an appetite;and I hope you will make as hearty adinner at my table as I did the otherday at yours." At this the Fox hungdown his head and showed his teeth"Nay, nay," said the Stork, "don'tpretend to be out of humour about thematter ; they that cannot take a jestshould never make one."</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 36/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 37/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 38/68</p><p>ON a cold frosty day in winter, theAnts were dragging out some ofthe corn which they had laid up insummer-time, so as to air it. The Grass-hopper, half-starved with hunger, beggedthe ants to give him a morsel of it to savehis life. " Nay," said they, " but youshould have worked in the summer, and</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 39/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 40/68</p><p>"Well," says the Grasshopper, "butI was not idle either, for I sung out thewhole season ! " " Nay, then," said theAnts, " you'll do well to make a merryyear of it, and dance in winter to the tunethat you sung in summer."</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 41/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 42/68</p><p>ALIGN was sleeping in his lair, whena Mouse, not looking where he wasgoing, ran over the mighty beast's noseand awakened him. The Lion clappedhis paw on the frightened little creature,and was about to make an end of him ina moment, when the Mouse, in pitiabletone, begged him to spare one who haddone him wrong without being aware.The Lion looking kindly on his littleprisoner's fright, generously let him go.Now it happened, no long time after, thatthe Lion, while ranging the woods for hisprey, fell into the toils of the hunters ;and finding himself entangled withouthope of escape, set up a roar that filledthe whole forest with its echo. TheMouse, quickly recognising the Lion'svoice, ran to the spot, and without more</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 43/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 44/68</p><p>ado set to work to nibble the knot in thecord that bound him, and in a short time,set him free ; thus showing him that kind-ness is seldom thrown away, and that thereis no creature so much below another butthat he may have it in his power to returna good deed.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 45/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 46/68</p><p>A CROW, ready to die with thirst,flew with joy to a Pitcher, whichhe saw at a distance. But when hecame up to it, he found the water so lowthat with all his stooping and straining hewas unable to reach it. Thereupon hetried to break the Pitcher; then tooverturn it , but his strength was notsufficient to do either. At last, seeingsome small pebbles lie near the place, hecast them one by one into the Pitcher ;and thus, by degrees, raised the water upto the very brim, and quenched his thirst.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 47/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 48/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 49/68</p><p>LONGago, when the Frogs were all</p><p>at liberty in the lakes, and hadgrown quite weary of following everyone his own devices, they assembled oneday together and with a great clamourpetitioned Jupiter to let them have a kingto keep them in better order and makethem lead honester lives. Jupiter,knowing their foolishness, smiled at theirrequest, and threw down a log into thelake, which by the huge splash and com-motion it made, sent the whole nation ofFrogs</p><p>into the greatest terror and amaze-ment. They rushed under the water andinto the mud, and dared not come within aleap's-length of the spot where it lay. Atlength one Frog bolder than the restventured to pop his head above the water,and take a look at their new king from a</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 50/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 51/68</p><p>respectful distance.Presently when theysaw the log lie stock-still, others began toswim up to it andaround it, till by de-grees growing bolderand bolder, they at lastleaped upon it andtreated it with thegreatest contempt. Fullof disgust for so tamea ruler, they carried apetition a second timeto Jupiter for anotherand more active King.Upon which he sentthem a stork, who hadno sooner come amongthem, than he beganlaying hold of them,and devouring them</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 52/68</p><p>he could, and it was in vain that theytried to escape him. Then they sentMercury with a private message toJupiter, begging him to take pity on themonce more ; but Jupiter replied that theywere only suffering the punishment dueto their folly, and that another time theywould learn to let well alone, and not bedissatisfied with their natural state.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 53/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 54/68</p><p>A FOX, very hungry, chanced to comeinto a vineyard, where there hungmany bunches of charming ripe grapes ;but nailed up to a trellis so high, that heleaped till he quite tired himself withoutbeing able to reach one of them. Atlast, " Let who will take them ! " sayshe ; " they are but green and sour -, soI'll even let them alone."</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 55/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 56/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 57/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 58/68</p><p>AS a Wolf was lapping at the head ofa running brook, he spied a strayLamb paddling, at some distance downthe stream. Having made up his mindto make his dinner off her, he bethoughthimself how he might begin the quarrel." Wretch," said he to her, " how dareyou muddle the water that I am drink-ing ?" " Indeed," said the Lamb humbly,"I, do not see how I can disturb thewater, since it runs from you to me, notfrom me to you." " Be that as it may,"replied the Wolf, " it was but a yearago that you called me many ill names.""Oh, sir," said the Lamb trembling, "ayear ago I was not born." " No matter,it was your father then, or some of yourrelations," and immediately seizing theinnocent Lamb, he tore her to pieces.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 59/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 60/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 61/68</p><p>The Fox andthe Crow.</p><p>A CROW had snatched-* a piece of cheeseout of a cottage window,and flew up with it into ahigh tree, that she mighteat it at her ease. A Foxhaving spied her came andsat underneath and beganto pay the Crow compli-ments on her beauty."Why," said he, "Inever saw it before, butyour feathers are of amore delicate white thanany that ever I saw in mylife ! Ah ! what a fineshape and graceful neckis there ! And I have nodoubt but you have a</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 62/68</p><p>tolerable voice. If it is but as fine asyour complexion, I do not know a birdthat can match you."The Crow, tickled with this very civil</p><p>language, nestled and wriggled about,and hardly knew where she was. Butthinking the Fox a little doubtful as tothe quality of her voice, and having amind to set him right in the matter, shebegan to sing, and in the same instant,down dropped the cheese ; which theFox presently chopped up, and then badeher remember that whatever he had saidof her beauty, he had spoken nothing yetof her brains.</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 63/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 64/68</p><p>PRINTED BYTURNBULL AND SPEARS</p><p>EDINBURGH</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 65/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 66/68</p><p> 2L5-0</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 67/68</p></li><li><p>7/28/2019 Aesop's Fables (1895) (Charles Robinson)</p><p> 68/68</p></li></ul>