A man came into a forest and asked the Trees to provide him a handle
for his axe. The Trees consented to his request and gave him a young
ash-tree. No sooner had the man fitted a new handle to his axe from
it, than he began to use it and quickly felled with his strokes the
noblest giants of the forest. An old oak, lamenting when too late
the destruction of his companions, said to a neighboring cedar, "The
first step has lost us all. If we had not given up the rights of the
ash, we might yet have retained our own privileges and have stood
Buy a book on Aesop's Fables Aesop's Fables (Oxford World's Classics) This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections
in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before
translated into English.
Buy a book on Aesop's Fables Aesop's Fables Kindergarten-Grade 4-A visually appealing selection of 61 fables that mixes the well known ("The Fox and
the Grapes," "The Tortoise and the Hare") with some that have been nearly forgotten ("The Mermaid and the Woodcutter"). In tone and format, this
book is reminiscent of early 20th-century Aesop collections for children.