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I have an unrivaled love for Aesop Fables.

My favorite is The Tortoise and The Eagle.



The Tortoise and the Birds


A Tortoise desired to change its place of residence, so he
asked an Eagle to carry him to his new home, promising her a rich
reward for her trouble. The Eagle agreed and seizing the Tortoise
by the shell with her talons soared aloft. On their way they met
a Crow, who said to the Eagle: "Tortoise is good eating." "The
shell is too hard," said the Eagle in reply. "The rocks will soon
crack the shell," was the Crow's answer; and the Eagle, taking the
hint, let fall the Tortoise on a sharp rock, and the two birds
made a hearty meal of the Tortoise.


Never soar aloft on an enemy's pinions.


http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?4&TheTortoiseandtheBirds


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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I have an unrivaled love for Aesop Fables.

My favorite is The Tortoise and The Eagle.



The Tortoise and the Birds


A Tortoise desired to change its place of residence, so he
asked an Eagle to carry him to his new home, promising her a rich
reward for her trouble. The Eagle agreed and seizing the Tortoise
by the shell with her talons soared aloft. On their way they met
a Crow, who said to the Eagle: "Tortoise is good eating." "The
shell is too hard," said the Eagle in reply. "The rocks will soon
crack the shell," was the Crow's answer; and the Eagle, taking the
hint, let fall the Tortoise on a sharp rock, and the two birds
made a hearty meal of the Tortoise.


Never soar aloft on an enemy's pinions.


http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?4&TheTortoiseandtheBirds


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never heard of it
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iambetterthanyou wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I have an unrivaled love for Aesop Fables.

My favorite is The Tortoise and The Eagle.



The Tortoise and the Birds


A Tortoise desired to change its place of residence, so he
asked an Eagle to carry him to his new home, promising her a rich
reward for her trouble. The Eagle agreed and seizing the Tortoise
by the shell with her talons soared aloft. On their way they met
a Crow, who said to the Eagle: "Tortoise is good eating." "The
shell is too hard," said the Eagle in reply. "The rocks will soon
crack the shell," was the Crow's answer; and the Eagle, taking the
hint, let fall the Tortoise on a sharp rock, and the two birds
made a hearty meal of the Tortoise.


Never soar aloft on an enemy's pinions.


http://www.aesopfables.com/cgi/aesop1.cgi?4&TheTortoiseandtheBirds


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never heard of it


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Agreed!
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I did like Aesop's fables many years back. I will never forget "The Ant and the Grasshopper" because that was the story my dad always told me before bed time
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They are somewhat pleasurable, I suppose.
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Fables and riddles can really pass the time when you're stuck working
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I recall the Tortoise and the hare, The boy who cried wolf and The fox and the grapes. I like this new version of the boy who cried wolf.

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I miss the actual version of the old fables. Fables were originally used to scare the living shit outta children. I mean so many people insist on white washing them to the point they become sickeningly sweet.
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The Fox and the Grapes


Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine but was unable to, although he leaped with all his strength. As he went away, the fox remarked 'Oh, you aren't even ripe yet! I don't need any sour grapes.' People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do well to apply this story to themselves.
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Havent read them.

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PeripheralVisionary wrote:

I have an unrivaled love for Aesop Fables.

My favorite is The Tortoise and The Eagle.

What about you?


I enjoyed reading Aesop's Fables collections when I was a kid. I never saw that one about the tortoise and the eagle though. My favorite was the one about the boy who got his hand stuck in the jar of nuts because he wouldn't let go of the fistful he'd grabbed. I have no idea why I liked that one so much. Maybe because, although it was meant to illustrate something abut greed (and I did understand that), my logic brain couldn't help but see how stupid the boy was for not solving the problem in a practical way like pouring lots and lots of nuts out of the jar instead of putting his hand in.
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Not as much as the Grimm's fairy tales, but they are enjoyable. The Fox and the Grapes is probably my favorite.
Posted 7/22/16
Haven't read any of them in a long time. I did enjoy them though.
Posted 7/22/16
Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory.
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