AESOP'S FABLES - online children's book

300 favourite fables with illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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A KID strayed from the flock and was chased by a Wolf. When he saw he must be caught he turned round and said to the Wolf, I know, sir, that I can't escape being eaten by you : and so, as my life is bound to be short, I pray you let it be as merry as may be. Will you not play me a tune to dance to before I die ? ' The Wolf saw no objection to having some music before his dinner : so he took out his pipe and began to play, while the Kid