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The Book of Fables and Folk Stories by  Horace E. Scudder

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The Book of Fables and Folk Stories
by Horace Elisha Scudder
A choice collection of old folk tales and fables, attractively arranged and illustrated. Between each of the longer tales appear several short fables, offering a varied reading experience for the young reader for whom it is intended.  Ages 6-9
168 pages $9.95   

 

 

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THE TORTOISE AND THE EAGLE

[129] A TORTOISE, seeing an Eagle in flight, wanted much to fly like him. So she asked him if he would not teach her to fly.

He told her that it was impossible; that Tortoises could not fly. All the more did she urge him; so at last the Eagle seized her in his claws, bore her to a great height, and then, letting her go, bade her fly.

She fell like a stone to the earth, and the blow knocked the breath out of her body.

This fable teaches that men who are envious, and refuse to take the advice of those who know more than themselves, are apt to get into trouble.





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