The one about the chestnuts

Monday, August 07, 2006 at 2:17 PM

A Hare once made fun of a Tortoise.
"What a slow way you have!" he said. "How you creep along!"
"Do I?" said the Tortoise. "Try a race with me, and I will beat you."
"You only say that for fun." said the Hare. "But come! I will race with you."
You may remember how this story ends, or the one about the boy and the wolf, but how about "The Flies and the Pot of Honey," "The Fox that Lost his Tail," or "The Cat, the Monkey and the Chestnuts"?

Aesop, believed to have been a Greek slave who wrote in the 6th century B.C., penned these and many other fables that have been translated and printed countless times through the ages. This particular edition, published in relatively modern-day 1885, is part of the public domain in the United States, so readers in the U.S. can see every page in Full View* through Book Search. And because the full text of the book is searchable, Aesop enthusiasts can track down famous quotes, try searching for every reference to a word like "wolf" and crack open any old chestnuts they discover.

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