AESOP'S FABLES - online children's book

300 favourite fables with illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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mysterious to be drawn. But the legend he carved under
these cruder symbols was everywhere the same; and whether
fables began with Aesop or began with Adam, whether they
were German and mediaval as Reynard the Fox, or as
French and Renaissance as La Fontaine, the upshot is
everywhere essentially the same : that superiority is always
insolent, because it is always accidental; that pride goes
before a fall; and that there is such a thing as being too
clever by half. You will not find any other legend but
this written upon the rocks by any hand of man. There
is every type and time of fable : but there is only one
moral to the fable ; because there is only one moral to