AESOP'S FABLES - online children's book

300 favourite fables with illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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Gnat, which buzzed off in triumph, elated by its victory. Presently, however, it got entangled in a spider's web, and was caught and eaten by the spider, thus falling a prey to an insignificant insect after having triumphed over the King of the Beasts.
A FARMER was snowed up in his farmstead by a severe storm, and was unable to go out and procure pro­visions for himself and his family. So he first killed his sheep and used them for food ; then, as the storm still continued, he killed his goats ; and, last of all, as the weather showed no signs of improving, he was com­pelled to kill his oxen and eat them. When his Dogs saw the various animals being killed and eaten in turn, they said to one another, ' We had better get out of this or we shall be the next to go!'
A N Eagle and a Fox became great friends and deter­mined to live near one another : they thought that the more they saw of each other the better friends they would be. So the Eagle built a nest at the top of a high tree, while the Fox settled in a thicket at the foot