Tagged: fable

Frog in a Japanese painting, c.1800.

The Two Frogs

“The Two Frogs,” a tale from Japan Once upon a time in the country of Japan there lived two frogs, one of whom made his home in a ditch near the town of Osaka, on...

G. K. Chesterton on Aesop and his Fables

G. K. Chesterton on Aesop and his Fables

G. K. Chesterton on Aesop and his Fables G. K. Chesterton discusses some elements of fable and the fame of Aesop, in his introduction to a 1912 edition of Aesop’s Fables. Aesop embodies an epigram...

Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Bulfinch’s Mythology Tales

Enjoy these tales from Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, by Thomas Bulfinch. Cupid and Psyche Pygmalion and Galatea Daedalus and Icarus

Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy

Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy

Three Questions by Leo Tolstoy (scroll down to listen to the audio version). It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew...

The Grasshopper and the Ants: A Fable

The Grasshopper and the Ants: A Fable

The Ant and the Grasshopper From Aesop’s Fables In a field one summer’s day a Grasshopper was hopping about, chirping and singing to its heart’s content. An Ant passed by, bearing along with great...