Cock in Fables

the dog, cock and fox1The Dog, Cock and Fox (by Aesop)

A Dog and a Cock, traveling together, took shelter at night in a thick wood. The Cock perched himself on a high branch, while the Dog found a bed at the foot of the tree. When morning dawned, the Cock, as usual, crowed very loudly. A Fox, hearing the sound, and wishing to make a breakfast on him, came and stood under the branches, saying ow earnestly he desired to make the acquaintance of the owner of so sweet a voice.”If you will admit me,” said he, “I should very much like to spend the day with you. “The Cock said: “Sir, do me the favor to go round and wake up my porter, that he may open the door, and let you in.”On the Fox approaching the tree, the Dog sprang out and caught him and quickly tore him in pieces. Those who try to entrap others are often caught by their own schemes.

 

the fox and cock1 The fox and the cock (by Aesop)

Traveled the world cock and the fox. The fox asked the cock, how many arts he can. “Just two,” answered the cock, “one up, another down.” “You are just in trouble,” said the fox, “you know only two of arts, but I know them nine.” Can the fox Tues pronounced, he heard barking a dog. Cock quickly flights to tall tree, the fox is put his head in the hole. Dog found a fox, grab the fox and rip it.”What has helped nine of your arts,” he thought cock, “I know how just two, but I was alive, but you are so sadly died.”

 

the cock and jewel 1

The Cock and the Jewel (by Aesop)

A cock, scratching for food for himself and his hens, found a precious stone and exclaimed: “If your owner had found thee, and not I, he would have taken thee up, and have set thee in thy first estate; but I have found thee for no purpose. I would rather have one barleycorn than all the jewels in the world.”

 

the kites and the swans1

The Kites and the Swans (by Aesop)

The Kites of olden times, as well as the Swans, had the privilege of song. But having heard the neigh of the horse, they were so enchanted with the sound, that they tried to imitate it; and, in trying to neigh, they forgot how to sing. The desire for imaginary benefits often involves the loss of present blessings.

 

the lion and three bulls 1The Lion and the Three Bulls (by Aesop)

Three Bulls for a long time pastured together. A Lion lay in ambush in the hope of making them his prey, but was afraid to attack them while they kept together. Having at last by guileful speeches succeeded in separating them, he attacked them without fear as they fed alone, and feasted on them one by one at his own leisure. Union is strength.

 

 

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