• Moral of "The Dog and the Sow"?

    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Dog and the Sow"? = = = = = The Dog and the Sow A Dog and a Sow were arguing and each claimed that its own young ones were finer than those of any other animal. "Well,"... show more
    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Dog and the Sow"? = = = = = The Dog and the Sow A Dog and a Sow were arguing and each claimed that its own young ones were finer than those of any other animal. "Well," said the Sow at last, "mine can see, at any rate, when they come into the world: but yours are born blind." -=-=-=-=- Thank you so much for your help!
    2 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • Moral of "The Fox and the Snake"?

    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Fox and the Snake"? = = = = = The Fox and the Snake A Snake, in crossing a river, was carried away by the current, but managed to wriggle on to a bundle of thorns, which was... show more
    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Fox and the Snake"? = = = = = The Fox and the Snake A Snake, in crossing a river, was carried away by the current, but managed to wriggle on to a bundle of thorns, which was floating by, and was thus carried at a great rate down-stream. A Fox caught sight of it from the bank as it went whirling along, and called out, "Gad! The passenger fits the ship!" -=-=-=-=- Thank you so much for your help!
    1 answer · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • Moral of "The Dog and the Fox"?

    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Dog and the Fox"? = = = = = The Dog and the Fox A Dog, roaming in the forest, spied a lion, and being well used to lesser game, gave chase, thinking he would make a fine quarry.... show more
    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Dog and the Fox"? = = = = = The Dog and the Fox A Dog, roaming in the forest, spied a lion, and being well used to lesser game, gave chase, thinking he would make a fine quarry. Presently the lion perceived that he was being pursued; so, stopping short, he rounded on his pursuer and gave a loud roar. The Dog immediately turned tail and fled. A Fox, seeing him running away, jeered at him and said, "Ho! Ho! There goes the coward who chased a lion and ran away the moment he roared!" -=-=-=-=- Thank you so much for your help!
    2 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • Moral of "The Dog Chasing a Wolf"?

    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Dog Chasing a Wolf"? = = = = = The Dog Chasing a Wolf A Dog was chasing a Wolf, and as he ran he thought what a fine fellow he was, and what strong legs he had, and how quickly... show more
    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Dog Chasing a Wolf"? = = = = = The Dog Chasing a Wolf A Dog was chasing a Wolf, and as he ran he thought what a fine fellow he was, and what strong legs he had, and how quickly they covered the ground. "Now, there's this Wolf," he said to himself, "what a poor creature he is: he's no match for me, and he knows it and so he runs away." But the Wolf looked round just then and said, "Don't you imagine I'm running away from you, my friend: it's your master I'm afraid of." -=-=-=-=- Thank you so much for your help!
    1 answer · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • Moral of "The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox"?

    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox"? A Lion, infirm with age, lay sick in his den, and all the beasts of the forest came to inquire after his health with the exception of the Fox. The Wolf... show more
    I am assembling a book for my young niece and nephew. What do you believe is the moral or lesson for a child, or children in this case, in the tale of "The Lion, the Wolf, and the Fox"? A Lion, infirm with age, lay sick in his den, and all the beasts of the forest came to inquire after his health with the exception of the Fox. The Wolf thought this was a good opportunity for paying off old scores against the Fox, so he called the attention of the Lion to his absence, and said, "You see, sire, that we have all come to see how you are except the Fox, who hasn't come near you, and doesn't care whether you are well or ill." Just then the Fox came in and heard the last words of the Wolf. The Lion roared at him in deep displeasure, but he begged to be allowed to explain his absence, and said, "Not one of them cares for you so much as I, sire, for all the time I have been going round to the doctors and trying to find a cure for your illness." "And may I ask if you have found one?" said the Lion. "I have, sire," said the Fox, "and it is this: you must flay a Wolf and wrap yourself in his skin while it is still warm." The Lion accordingly turned to the Wolf and struck him dead with one blow of his paw, in order to try the Fox's prescription; but the Fox laughed and said to himself, "That's what comes of stirring up ill-will." -=-=-=-=- Thank you so much for your help!
    2 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • What does the story of "The Fox Without a Tail" teach children?

    The Fox Without a Tail A Fox that had been caught in a trap succeeded at last, after much painful tugging, in getting away. But he had to leave his beautiful bushy tail behind him. For a long time he kept away from the other Foxes, for he knew well enough that they would all make fun of him and crack jokes and laugh behind his back. But it was... show more
    The Fox Without a Tail A Fox that had been caught in a trap succeeded at last, after much painful tugging, in getting away. But he had to leave his beautiful bushy tail behind him. For a long time he kept away from the other Foxes, for he knew well enough that they would all make fun of him and crack jokes and laugh behind his back. But it was hard for him to live alone, and at last he thought of a plan that would perhaps help him out of his trouble. He called a meeting of all the Foxes, saying that he had something of great importance to tell the tribe. When they were all gathered together, the Fox without a Tail got up and made a long speech about those Foxes who had come to harm because of their tails. This one had been caught by hounds when his tail had become entangled in the hedge. That one had not been able to run fast enough because of the weight of his brush. Besides, it was well known, he said, that men hunt Foxes simply for their tails, which they cut off as prizes of the hunt. With such proof of the danger and uselessness of having a tail, said Master Fox, he would advise every Fox to cut it off, if he valued life and safety. When he had finished talking, an old Fox arose, and said, smiling: "Master Fox, kindly turn around for a moment, and you shall have your answer." When the poor Fox without a Tail turned around, there arose such a storm of jeers and hooting, that he saw how useless it was to try any longer to persuade the Foxes to part with their tails. -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your opinion on what you believe is the important lesson or lessons that can be learned from this tale. Thank you!
    6 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Wolf and the House Dog"?

    The Wolf and the House Dog There was once a Wolf who got very little to eat because the Dogs of the village were so wide-awake and watchful. He was really nothing but skin and bones, and it made him very downhearted to think of it. One night this Wolf happened to fall in with a fine fat House Dog who had wandered a little too far from home.... show more
    The Wolf and the House Dog There was once a Wolf who got very little to eat because the Dogs of the village were so wide-awake and watchful. He was really nothing but skin and bones, and it made him very downhearted to think of it. One night this Wolf happened to fall in with a fine fat House Dog who had wandered a little too far from home. The Wolf would gladly have eaten him then and there, but the House Dog looked strong enough to leave his marks should he try it. So the Wolf spoke very humbly to the Dog, complimenting him on his fine appearance. "You can be as well-fed as I am if you want to," replied the Dog. "Leave the woods; there you live miserably. Why, you have to fight hard for every bite you get. Follow my example and you will get along beautifully." "What must I do?" asked the Wolf. "Hardly anything," answered the House Dog. "Chase people who carry canes, bark at beggars, and fawn on the people of the house. In return you will get tidbits of every kind, chicken bones, choice bits of meat, sugar, cake, and much more beside, not to speak of kind words and caresses." The Wolf had such a beautiful vision of his coming happiness that he almost wept. But just then he noticed that the hair on the Dog's neck was worn and the skin was chafed. "What is that on your neck?" "Nothing at all," replied the Dog. "What! Nothing!" "Oh, just a trifle!" "But please tell me." "Perhaps you see the mark of the collar to which my chain is fastened." "What! A chain!" cried the Wolf. "Don't you go wherever you please?" "Not always! But what's the difference?" replied the Dog. "All the difference in the world! I don't care a rap for your feasts and I wouldn't take all the tender young lambs in the world at that price." And away ran the Wolf to the woods. -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your opinion on what you believe is the important lesson or lessons that can be learned from this tale. Thank you!
    2 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse"?

    The City Mouse and the Country Mouse A City Mouse once visited a relative who lived in the country. For lunch the Country Mouse served wheat stalks, roots, and acorns, with a dash of cold water for drink. The City Mouse ate very sparingly, nibbling a little of this and a little of that, and by her manner making it very plain that she ate the... show more
    The City Mouse and the Country Mouse A City Mouse once visited a relative who lived in the country. For lunch the Country Mouse served wheat stalks, roots, and acorns, with a dash of cold water for drink. The City Mouse ate very sparingly, nibbling a little of this and a little of that, and by her manner making it very plain that she ate the simple food only to be polite. After the meal the friends had a long talk, or rather the City Mouse talked about her life in the city while the Country Mouse listened. They then went to bed in a cozy nest in the hedgerow and slept in quiet and comfort until morning. In her sleep the Country Mouse dreamed she was a City Mouse with all the luxuries and delights of city life that her friend had described for her. So the next day when the City Mouse asked the Country Mouse to go home with her to the city, she gladly said yes. When they reached the mansion in which the City Mouse lived, they found on the table in the dining room the leavings of a very fine banquet. There were sweetmeats and jellies, pastries, delicious cheeses, indeed, the most tempting foods that a Mouse can imagine. But just as the Country Mouse was about to nibble a dainty bit of pastry, she heard a Cat mew loudly and scratch at the door. In great fear the Mice scurried to a hiding place, where they lay quite still for a long time, hardly daring to breathe. When at last they ventured back to the feast, the door opened suddenly and in came the servants to clear the table, followed by the House Dog. The Country Mouse stopped in the City Mouse's den only long enough to pick up her carpetbag and umbrella. "You may have luxuries and dainties that I have not," she said as she hurried away, "but I prefer my plain food and simple life in the country with the peace and security that go with it." -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your opinion on what you believe is the important lesson or lessons that can be learned from this tale. Thank you!
    1 answer · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Cat, the Cock, and the Young Mouse"?

    The Cat, the Cock, and the Young Mouse A very young Mouse, who had never seen anything of the world, almost came to grief the very first time he ventured out. And this is the story he told his mother about his adventures. "I was strolling along very peaceably when, just as I turned the corner into the next yard, I saw two strange... show more
    The Cat, the Cock, and the Young Mouse A very young Mouse, who had never seen anything of the world, almost came to grief the very first time he ventured out. And this is the story he told his mother about his adventures. "I was strolling along very peaceably when, just as I turned the corner into the next yard, I saw two strange creatures. One of them had a very kind and gracious look, but the other was the most fearful monster you can imagine. You should have seen him. "On top of his head and in front of his neck hung pieces of raw red meat. He walked about restlessly, tearing up the ground with his toes, and beating his arms savagely against his sides. The moment he caught sight of me he opened his pointed mouth as if to swallow me, and then he let out a piercing roar that frightened me almost to death." Can you guess who it was that our young Mouse was trying to describe to his mother? It was nobody but the Barnyard Cock and the first one the little Mouse had ever seen. "If it had not been for that terrible monster," the Mouse went on, "I should have made the acquaintance of the pretty creature, who looked so good and gentle. He had thick, velvety fur, a meek face, and a look that was very modest, though his eyes were bright and shining. As he looked at me he waved his fine long tail and smiled. "I am sure he was just about to speak to me when the monster I have told you about let out a screaming yell, and I ran for my life." "My son," said the Mother Mouse, "that gentle creature you saw was none other than the Cat. Under his kindly appearance, he bears a grudge against every one of us. The other was nothing but a bird who wouldn't harm you in the least. As for the Cat, he eats us. So be thankful, my child, that you escaped with your life, and, as long as you live, never judge people by their looks." -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your opinion on what you believe is the important lesson or lessons that can be learned from this tale. Thank you!
    2 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • What is the lesson to be learned from "The Lion, the Fox, and the Stag"?

    THE LION, THE FOX, AND THE STAG A Lion lay sick in his den, unable to provide himself with food. So he said to his friend the Fox, who came to ask how he did, "My good friend, I wish you would go to yonder wood and beguile the big Stag, who lives there, to come to my den: I have a fancy to make my dinner off a stag's heart and... show more
    THE LION, THE FOX, AND THE STAG A Lion lay sick in his den, unable to provide himself with food. So he said to his friend the Fox, who came to ask how he did, "My good friend, I wish you would go to yonder wood and beguile the big Stag, who lives there, to come to my den: I have a fancy to make my dinner off a stag's heart and brains." The Fox went to the wood and found the Stag and said to him, "My dear sir, you're in luck. You know the Lion, our King: well, he's at the point of death, and has appointed you his successor to rule over the beasts. I hope you won't forget that I was the first to bring you the good news. And now I must be going back to him; and, if you take my advice, you'll come too and be with him at the last." The Stag was highly flattered, and followed the Fox to the Lion's den, suspecting nothing. No sooner had he got inside than the Lion sprang upon him, but he misjudged his spring, and the Stag got away with only his ears torn, and returned as fast as he could to the shelter of the wood. The Fox was much mortified, and the Lion, too, was dreadfully disappointed, for he was getting very hungry in spite of his illness. So he begged the Fox to have another try at coaxing the Stag to his den. "It'll be almost impossible this time," said the Fox, "but I'll try"; and off he went to the wood a second time, and found the Stag resting and trying to recover from his fright. As soon as he saw the Fox he cried, "You scoundrel, what do you mean by trying to lure me to my death like that? Take yourself off, or I'll do you to death with my horns." But the Fox was entirely shameless. "What a coward you were," said he; "surely you didn't think the Lion meant any harm? Why, he was only going to whisper some royal secrets into your ear when you went off like a scared rabbit. You have rather disgusted him, and I'm not sure he won't make the wolf King instead, unless you come back at once and show you've got some spirit. I promise you he won't hurt you, and I will be your faithful servant." The Stag was foolish enough to be persuaded to return, and this time the Lion made no mistake, but overpowered him, and feasted right royally upon his carcass. The Fox, meanwhile, watched his chance and, when the Lion wasn't looking, filched away the brains to reward him for his trouble. Presently the Lion began searching for them, of course without success: and the Fox, who was watching him, said, "I don't think it's much use your looking for the brains: a creature who twice walked into a Lion's den can't have got any." -=-=-=-=- If you could let me know what you consider the important point(s) to take away from this tale, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.!
    3 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Wagoner and Hercules"?

    THE WAGONER AND HERCULES A Farmer was driving his wagon along a miry country road after a heavy rain. The horses could hardly drag the load through the deep mud, and at last came to a standstill when one of the wheels sank to the hub in a rut. The farmer climbed down from his seat and stood beside the wagon looking at it but without making the... show more
    THE WAGONER AND HERCULES A Farmer was driving his wagon along a miry country road after a heavy rain. The horses could hardly drag the load through the deep mud, and at last came to a standstill when one of the wheels sank to the hub in a rut. The farmer climbed down from his seat and stood beside the wagon looking at it but without making the least effort to get it out of the rut. All he did was to curse his bad luck and call loudly on Hercules to come to his aid. Then, it is said, Hercules really did appear, saying: "Put your shoulder to the wheel, man, and urge on your horses. Do you think you can move the wagon by simply looking at it and whining about it? Hercules will not help unless you make some effort to help yourself." And when the farmer put his shoulder to the wheel and urged on the horses, the wagon moved very readily, and soon the Farmer was riding along in great content and with a good lesson learned. -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your insights and opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    1 answer · Mythology & Folklore · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Boy and the Filberts"?

    THE BOY AND THE FILBERTS A Boy was given permission to put his hand into a pitcher to get some filberts. But he took such a great fistful, that he could not draw his hand out again. There he stood, unwilling to give up a single filbert and yet unable to get them all out at once. Vexed and disappointed he began to cry. "My boy," said... show more
    THE BOY AND THE FILBERTS A Boy was given permission to put his hand into a pitcher to get some filberts. But he took such a great fistful, that he could not draw his hand out again. There he stood, unwilling to give up a single filbert and yet unable to get them all out at once. Vexed and disappointed he began to cry. "My boy," said his mother, "be satisfied with half the nuts you have taken and you will easily get your hand out. Then perhaps you may have some more filberts some other time." -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your insights and opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    1 answer · Mythology & Folklore · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Eagle and the Jackdaw"?

    THE EAGLE AND THE JACKDAW An Eagle, swooping down on powerful wings, seized a lamb in her talons and made off with it to her nest. A Jackdaw saw the deed, and his silly head was filled with the idea that he was big and strong enough to do as the Eagle had done. So with much rustling of feathers and a fierce air, he came down swiftly on the back... show more
    THE EAGLE AND THE JACKDAW An Eagle, swooping down on powerful wings, seized a lamb in her talons and made off with it to her nest. A Jackdaw saw the deed, and his silly head was filled with the idea that he was big and strong enough to do as the Eagle had done. So with much rustling of feathers and a fierce air, he came down swiftly on the back of a large Ram. But when he tried to rise again he found that he could not get away, for his claws were tangled in the wool. And so far was he from carrying away the Ram that the Ram hardly noticed he was there. The Shepherd saw the fluttering Jackdaw and at once guessed what had happened. Running up, he caught the bird and clipped its wings. That evening he gave the Jackdaw to his children. "What a funny bird this is!" they said laughing, "what do you call it, father?" "That is a Jackdaw, my children. But if you should ask him, he would say he is an Eagle." -------- I would greatly appreciate your insights and opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    1 answer · Mythology & Folklore · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Dog, the Cock, and the Fox"?

    THE DOG, THE COCK, AND THE FOX A Dog and a Cock, who were the best of friends, wished very much to see something of the world. So they decided to leave the farmyard and to set out into the world along the road that led to the woods. The two comrades traveled along in the very best of spirits and without meeting any adventure to speak of. At... show more
    THE DOG, THE COCK, AND THE FOX A Dog and a Cock, who were the best of friends, wished very much to see something of the world. So they decided to leave the farmyard and to set out into the world along the road that led to the woods. The two comrades traveled along in the very best of spirits and without meeting any adventure to speak of. At nightfall the Cock, looking for a place to roost, as was his custom, spied nearby a hollow tree that he thought would do very nicely for a night's lodging. The Dog could creep inside and the Cock would fly up on one of the branches. So said, so done, and both slept very comfortably. With the first glimmer of dawn the Cock awoke. For the moment he forgot just where he was. He thought he was still in the farmyard where it had been his duty to arouse the household at daybreak. So standing on tiptoes he flapped his wings and crowed lustily. But instead of awakening the farmer, he awakened a Fox not far off in the wood. The Fox immediately had rosy visions of a very delicious breakfast. Hurrying to the tree where the Cock was roosting, he said very politely: "A hearty welcome to our woods, honored sir. I cannot tell you how glad I am to see you here. I am quite sure we shall become the closest of friends." "I feel highly flattered, kind sir," replied the Cock slyly. "If you will please go around to the door of my house at the foot of the tree, my porter will let you in." The hungry but unsuspecting Fox, went around the tree as he was told, and in a twinkling the Dog had seized him. -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your insights and opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    7 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Frogs and the Ox"?

    THE FROGS AND THE OX An Ox came down to a reedy pool to drink. As he splashed heavily into the water, he crushed a young Frog into the mud. The old Frog soon missed the little one and asked his brothers and sisters what had become of him. "A great big monster," said one of them, "stepped on little brother with one of his huge... show more
    THE FROGS AND THE OX An Ox came down to a reedy pool to drink. As he splashed heavily into the water, he crushed a young Frog into the mud. The old Frog soon missed the little one and asked his brothers and sisters what had become of him. "A great big monster," said one of them, "stepped on little brother with one of his huge feet!" "Big, was he!" said the old Frog, puffing herself up. "Was he as big as this?" "Oh, much bigger!" they cried. The Frog puffed up still more. "He could not have been bigger than this," she said. But the little Frogs all declared that the monster was much, much bigger and the old Frog kept puffing herself out more and more until, all at once, she burst. ---------- I would greatly appreciate your insights and opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    2 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Young Crab and his Mother"?

    THE YOUNG CRAB AND HIS MOTHER "Why in the world do you walk sideways like that?" said a Mother Crab to her son. "You should always walk straight forward with your toes turned out." "Show me how to walk, mother dear," answered the little Crab obediently, "I want to learn." So the old Crab tried and... show more
    THE YOUNG CRAB AND HIS MOTHER "Why in the world do you walk sideways like that?" said a Mother Crab to her son. "You should always walk straight forward with your toes turned out." "Show me how to walk, mother dear," answered the little Crab obediently, "I want to learn." So the old Crab tried and tried to walk straight forward. But she could walk sideways only, like her son. And when she wanted to turn her toes out she tripped and fell on her nose. --------- I would greatly appreciate your insights and opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    3 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Tortoise and the Ducks"?

    THE TORTOISE AND THE DUCKS The Tortoise, you know, carries his house on his back. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot leave home. They say that Jupiter punished him so, because he was such a lazy stay-at-home that he would not go to Jupiter's wedding, even when especially invited. After many years, Tortoise began to wish he had gone to... show more
    THE TORTOISE AND THE DUCKS The Tortoise, you know, carries his house on his back. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot leave home. They say that Jupiter punished him so, because he was such a lazy stay-at-home that he would not go to Jupiter's wedding, even when especially invited. After many years, Tortoise began to wish he had gone to that wedding. When he saw how gaily the birds flew about and how the Hare and the Chipmunk and all the other animals ran nimbly by, always eager to see everything there was to be seen, the Tortoise felt very sad and discontented. He wanted to see the world too, and there he was with a house on his back and little short legs that could hardly drag him along. One day he met a pair of Ducks and told them all his trouble. "We can help you to see the world," said the Ducks. "Take hold of this stick with your teeth and we will carry you far up in the air where you can see the whole countryside. But keep quiet or you will be sorry." The Tortoise was very glad indeed. He seized the stick firmly with his teeth, the two Ducks took hold of it one at each end, and away they sailed up toward the clouds. Just then a Crow flew by. He was very much astonished at the strange sight and cried: "This must surely be the King of Tortoises!" "Why certainly----" began the Tortoise. But as he opened his mouth to say these foolish words he lost his hold on the stick, and down he fell to the ground, where he was dashed to pieces on a rock. ---- I would greatly appreciate your insights and opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    2 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Boy and the Filberts"?

    THE BOY AND THE FILBERTS A Boy was given permission to put his hand into a pitcher to get some filberts. But he took such a great fistful, that he could not draw his hand out again. There he stood, unwilling to give up a single filbert and yet unable to get them all out at once. Vexed and disappointed he began to cry. "My boy," said... show more
    THE BOY AND THE FILBERTS A Boy was given permission to put his hand into a pitcher to get some filberts. But he took such a great fistful, that he could not draw his hand out again. There he stood, unwilling to give up a single filbert and yet unable to get them all out at once. Vexed and disappointed he began to cry. "My boy," said his mother, "be satisfied with half the nuts you have taken and you will easily get your hand out. Then perhaps you may have some more filberts some other time." -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    1 answer · Books & Authors · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "Belling the Cat"?

    BELLING THE CAT The Mice once called a meeting to decide on a plan to free themselves of their enemy, the Cat. At least they wished to find some way of knowing when she was coming, so they might have time to run away. Indeed, something had to be done, for they lived in such constant fear of her claws that they hardly dared stir from their dens by... show more
    BELLING THE CAT The Mice once called a meeting to decide on a plan to free themselves of their enemy, the Cat. At least they wished to find some way of knowing when she was coming, so they might have time to run away. Indeed, something had to be done, for they lived in such constant fear of her claws that they hardly dared stir from their dens by night or day. Many plans were discussed, but none of them was thought good enough. At last a very young Mouse got up and said: "I have a plan that seems very simple, but I know it will be successful. All we have to do is to hang a bell about the Cat's neck. When we hear the bell ringing we will know immediately that our enemy is coming." All the Mice were much surprised that they had not thought of such a plan before. But in the midst of the rejoicing over their good fortune, an old Mouse arose and said: "I will say that the plan of the young Mouse is very good. But let me ask one question: Who will bell the Cat?" -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale. Thank you!
    1 answer · Books & Authors · 5 years ago
  • What do you believe is the important lesson of "The Frogs and the Ox"?

    THE FROGS AND THE OX An Ox came down to a reedy pool to drink. As he splashed heavily into the water, he crushed a young Frog into the mud. The old Frog soon missed the little one and asked his brothers and sisters what had become of him. "A great big monster," said one of them, "stepped on little brother with one of his huge... show more
    THE FROGS AND THE OX An Ox came down to a reedy pool to drink. As he splashed heavily into the water, he crushed a young Frog into the mud. The old Frog soon missed the little one and asked his brothers and sisters what had become of him. "A great big monster," said one of them, "stepped on little brother with one of his huge feet!" "Big, was he!" said the old Frog, puffing herself up. "Was he as big as this?" "Oh, Much bigger!" they cried. The Frog puffed up still more. "He could not have been bigger than this," she said. But the little Frogs all declared that the monster was much, much bigger and the old Frog kept puffing herself out more and more until, all at once, she burst. -=-=-=-=- I would greatly appreciate your opinion on what you believe is the important lesson contained in this tale.
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