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The Lamb that belonged to the sheep, whose skin the Wolf was wearing, began to follow the Wolf in the Sheep’s clothing; so, leading the Lamb a little apart, he soon made a meal off her.
The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Harvard Classics, Vol. 17, Part 1


Æsop, retold by Joseph Jacobs

These 82 of the most popular of allegories remain part of everyday speech as well as providing eternal tales of caution veiled in the actions of animals and other character types

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Introductory Note

  1. The Cock and the Pearl
  2. The Wolf and the Lamb
  3. The Dog and the Shadow
  4. The Lion’s Share
  5. The Wolf and the Crane
  6. The Man and the Serpent
  7. The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
  8. The Fox and the Crow
  9. The Sick Lion
  10. The Ass and the Lapdog
  11. The Lion and the Mouse
  12. The Swallow and the Other Birds
  13. The Frogs Desiring a King
  14. The Mountains in Labour
  15. The Hares and the Frogs
  16. The Wolf and the Kid
  17. The Woodman and the Serpent
  18. The Bald Man and the Fly
  19. The Fox and the Stork
  20. The Fox and the Mask
  21. The Jay and the Peacock
  22. The Frog and the Ox
  23. Androcles
  24. The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts
  25. The Hart and the Hunter
  26. The Serpent and the File
  27. The Man and the Wood
  28. The Dog and the Wolf
  29. The Belly and the Members
  30. The Hart in the Ox-Stall
  31. The Fox and the Grapes
  32. The Horse, Hunter, and Stag
  33. The Peacock and Juno
  34. The Fox and the Lion
  35. The Lion and the Statue
  36. The Ant and the Grasshopper
  37. The Tree and the Reed
  38. The Fox and the Cat
  39. The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
  40. The Dog in the Manger
  41. The Man and the Wooden God
  42. The Fisher
  43. The Shepherd’s Boy
  44. The Young Thief and His Mother
  45. The Man and His Two Wives
  46. The Nurse and the Wolf
  47. The Tortoise and the Birds
  48. The Two Crabs
  49. The Ass in the Lion’s Skin
  50. The Two Fellows and the Bear
  51. The Two Pots
  52. The Four Oxen and the Lion
  53. The Fisher and the Little Fish
  54. Avaricious and Envious
  55. The Crow and the Pitcher
  56. The Man and the Satyr
  57. The Goose With the Golden Egg
  58. The Labourer and the Nightingale
  59. The Fox, the Cock, and the Dog
  60. The Wind and the Sun
  61. Hercules and the Waggoner
  62. The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
  63. The Miser and His Gold
  64. The Fox and the Mosquitoes
  65. The Fox Without a Tail
  66. The One-Eyed Doe
  67. Belling the Cat
  68. The Hare and the Tortoise
  69. The Old Man and Death
  70. The Hare With Many Friends
  71. The Lion in Love
  72. The Bundle of Sticks
  73. The Lion, the Fox, and the Beasts
  74. The Ass’s Brains
  75. The Eagle and the Arrow
  76. The Milkmaid and Her Pail
  77. The Cat-Maiden
  78. The Horse and the Ass
  79. The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner
  80. The Buffoon and the Countryman
  81. The Old Woman and the Wine-Jar
  82. The Fox and the Goat