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  1. 1. Aesop Edited by Sebastian Zhao Simon Fraser Press AESOP'S FABLES AESOPSFABLES EditedbySebastianZhao SimonFraserPress Aesop's Fables or theAesopicais a collection offablescredited toAesop, aslaveand storyteller believed to have lived inancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop's name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbalregistersand in popular as well as artistic media. Aesop(620 564 BCE) was anAncient Greekfabulist orstory tellercredited with a number offablesnow collectively known as Aesop's Fables.
  2. 2. Aesop Edit by Sebastian Zhao Simon Fraser Press AESOP'S FABLES
  3. 3. Aesop's Fables 3 Aesop's Fables CONTENTS Contents 4 The Ass in the Lion's Skin The Astrologer who Fell into a Well The Bear and the Travelers The Beaver The Cat and the Mice The Crow and the Pitcher The Crow and the Snake The Dog and its Reflection The Fox and the Woodman The Frightened Hares The Frog and the Mouse The Goat and the Vine The Goose with the Golden Egg 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29
  4. 4. One day a countryman going to the nest of his goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played on him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occured, and he grew rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing. The Goose with the Golden Egg 30 The Goose with the Golden Egg Aesop's Fables 29

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