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Aesop's Fables

The Buffoon And The Countryman

A rich nobleman once opened the theaters without charge to the people, and gave a public notice that he would handsomely reward any person who invented a new amusement for the occasion. Various public performers contended for the prize. Among them came a Buffoon well known among the populace for his jokes, and said that he had a kind of entertainment which had never been brought out on any stage before. This report being spread about made a great stir, and the theater was crowded in every part. The Buffoon appeared alone upon the platform, without any apparatus or confederates, and the very sense of expectation caused an intense silence. He suddenly bent his head towards his bosom and imitated the squeaking of a little pig so admirably with his voice that the audience declared he had a porker under his cloak, and demanded that it should be shaken out. When that was done and nothing was found, they cheered the actor, and loaded him with the loudest applause. A Countryman in the crowd, observing all that has passed, said, "So help me, Hercules, he shall not beat me at that trick!" and at once proclaimed that he would do the same thing on the next day, though in a much more natural way. On the morrow a still larger crowd assembled in the theater, but now partiality for their favorite actor very generally prevailed, and the audience came rather to ridicule the Countryman than to see the spectacle. Both of the performers appeared on the stage. The Buffoon grunted and squeaked away first, and obtained, as on the preceding day, the applause and cheers of the spectators. Next the Countryman commenced, and pretending that he concealed a little pig beneath his clothes (which in truth he did, but not suspected by the audience ) contrived to take hold of and to pull his ear causing the pig to squeak. The Crowd, however, cried out with one consent that the Buffoon had given a far more exact imitation, and clamored for the Countryman to be kicked out of the theater. On this the rustic produced the little pig from his cloak and showed by the most positive proof the greatness of their mistake. "Look here," he said, "this shows what sort of judges you are."

The Aethiop
The Ant And The Dove
The Ants And The Grasshopper
The Apes And The Two Travelers
The Ass And His Driver
The Ass And His Masters
The Ass And His Purchaser
The Ass And His Shadow
The Ass And The Charger
The Ass And The Frogs
The Ass And The Grasshopper
The Ass And The Horse
The Ass And The Lapdog
The Ass And The Mule
The Ass And The Old Shepherd
The Ass And The Wolf
The Ass Carrying The Image
The Ass In The Lions Skin
The Ass The Cock And The Lion
The Ass The Fox And The Lion
The Astronomer
The Bald Knight
The Bald Man And The Fly
The Bat And The Weasels
The Bear And The Fox
The Bear And The Two Travelers
The Bee And Jupiter
The Belly And The Members
The Birdcatcher The Partridge And The Cock
The Birds The Beasts And The Bat
The Bitch And Her Whelps
The Blind Man And The Whelp
The Boasting Traveler

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The Boy And The Filberts
The Boy And The Nettles
The Boy Bathing
The Boy Hunting Locusts
The Boys And The Frogs
The Brazier And His Dog
The Brother And The Sister
The Buffoon And The Countryman
The Bull And The Calf
The Bull And The Goat
The Bull The Lioness And The Wild Boar Hunter
The Camel
The Camel And Jupiter
The Camel And The Arab
The Cat And The Birds
The Cat And The Cock
The Cat And The Mice
The Cat And Venus
The Charcoal Burner And The Fuller
The Charger And The Miller
The Cobbler Turned Doctor
The Cock And The Jewel
The Crab And Its Mother
The Crab And The Fox
The Crow And Mercury
The Crow And The Pitcher
The Crow And The Raven
The Crow And The Serpent
The Crow And The Sheep
The Dancing Monkeys
The Doe And The Lion
The Dog And The Cook

The Dog And The Hare
The Dog And The Oyster
The Dog And The Shadow
The Dog In The Manger
The Dog The Cock And The Fox
The Dogs And The Fox
The Dogs And The Hides
The Dogs House
The Dolphins The Whales And The Sprat
The Dove And The Crow
The Eagle And His Captor
The Eagle And The Arrow
The Eagle And The Fox
The Eagle And The Jackdaw
The Eagle And The Kite
The Eagle The Cat And The Wild Sow
The Farmer And His Sons
The Farmer And The Cranes
The Farmer And The Fox
The Farmer And The Snake
The Farmer And The Stork
The Father And His Sons
The Father And His Two Daughters
The Fawn And His Mother
The Fighting Cocks And The Eagle
The Fir Tree And The Bramble
The Fisherman And His Nets
The Fisherman And The Little Fish
The Fisherman Piping
The Fishermen
The Flea And The Man
The Flea And The Ox
The Flea And The Wrestler

The Flies And The Honey Pot
The Fly And The Draught Mule
The Fowler And The Viper
The Fox And The Bramble
The Fox And The Crane
The Fox And The Crow
The Fox And The Goat
The Fox And The Grapes
The Fox And The Hedgehog
The Fox And The Leopard
The Fox And The Lion
The Fox And The Lion
The Fox And The Mask
The Fox And The Monkey
The Fox And The Monkey
The Fox And The Woodcutter
The Fox Who Had Lost His Tail
The Frogs Asking For A King
The Gamecocks And The Partridge
The Geese And The Cranes
The Gnat And The Bull
The Gnat And The Lion
The Goat And The Ass
The Goat And The Goatherd
The Goatherd And The Wild Goats
The Goods And The Ills
The Grasshopper And The Owl
The Hare And The Hound
The Hare And The Tortoise
The Hares And The Foxes
The Hares And The Frogs
The Hares And The Lions
The Hart And The Vine

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The Hawk The Kite And The Pigeons
The Heifer And The Ox
The Hen And The Golden Eggs
The Hen And The Swallow
Hercules And The Wagoner
The Herdsman And The Lost Bull
The Horse And Groom
The Horse And His Rider
The Horse And The Ass
The Horse And The Stag
The Hunter And The Horseman
The Hunter And The Woodman
The Huntsman And The Fisherman
The Image Of Mercury And The Carpenter
The Jackdaw And The Doves
The Jackdaw And The Fox
Jupiter And The Monkey
Jupiter Neptune Minerva And Momus
The Kid And The Wolf
The Kid And The Wolf
The Kingdom Of The Lion
The Kings Son And The Painted Lion
The Kites And The Swans
The Laborer And The Snake
The Lamb And The Wolf
The Lamp
The Lark And Her Young Ones
The Lark Burying Her Father
The Lion And The Boar
The Lion And The Bull
The Lion And The Dolphin
The Lion And The Eagle

The Lion And The Fox
The Lion And The Hare
The Lion And The Mouse
The Lion And The Shepherd
The Lion And The Three Bulls
The Lion In A Farmyard
The Lion In Love
The Lion Jupiter And The Elephant
The Lion The Bear And The Fox
The Lion The Fox And The Ass
The Lion The Mouse And The Fox
The Lion The Wolf And The Fox
The Lioness
The Man And His Two Sweethearts
The Man And His Wife
The Man And The Lion
The Man And The Satyr
The Man Bitten By A Dog
The Man The Horse The Ox And The Dog
The Manslayer
The Master And His Dogs
The Mice And The Weasels
The Mice In Council
The Milk Woman And Her Pail
The Miller His Son And Their Ass
The Mischievous Dog
The Miser
The Mole And His Mother
The Monkey And The Camel
The Monkey And The Dolphin
The Monkey And The Fishermen
The Monkeys And Their Mother
The Mother And The Wolf

The Mountain In Labor
The Mouse And The Bull
The Mouse The Frog And The Hawk
The Mule
The Mules And The Robbers
The North Wind And The Sun
The Oak And The Reeds
The Oak And The Woodcutter
The Oaks And Jupiter
The Old Hound
The Old Lion
The Old Man And Death
The Old Woman And The Physician
The Old Woman And The Wine Jar
The Olive Tree And The Fig Tree
The One Eyed Doe
The Owl And The Birds
The Ox And The Frog
The Oxen And The Axle Trees
The Oxen And The Butchers
The Panther And The Shepherds
The Partridge And The Fowler
The Peacock And Juno
The Peacock And The Crane
The Peasant And The Apple Tree
The Peasant And The Eagle
The Philosopher The Ants And Mercury
The Piglet The Sheep And The Goat
The Playful Ass
The Pomegranate Apple Tree And Bramble
The Prophet
The Quack Frog
The Raven And The Swan

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The Rich Man And The Tanner
The Rivers And The Sea
The Rose And The Amaranth
The Salt Merchant And His Ass
The Seagull And The Kite
The Seaside Travelers
The Seller Of Images
The Serpent And The Eagle
The She Goats And Their Beards
The Shepherd And The Dog
The Shepherd And The Sea
The Shepherd And The Sheep
The Shepherd And The Wolf
The Shepherds Boy And The Wolf
The Shipwrecked Man And The Sea
The Sick Kite
The Sick Lion
The Sick Stag
The Sparrow And The Hare
The Spendthrift And The Swallow
The Stag At The Pool
The Stag In The Ox Stall
The Stag The Wolf And The Sheep
The Swallow And The Crow
The Swallow The Serpent And The Court Of Justice
The Swan And The Goose
The Swollen Fox
The Thief And His Mother
The Thief And The Housedog
The Thief And The Innkeeper
The Thieves And The Cock
The Thirsty Pigeon
The Three Tradesmen

The Thrush And The Fowler
The Tortoise And The Eagle
The Town Mouse And The Country Mouse
The Traveler And Fortune
The Traveler And His Dog
The Travelers And The Plane Tree
The Trees And The Axe
The Trees Under The Protection Of The Gods
The Trumpeter Taken Prisoner
Truth And The Traveler
The Two Bags
The Two Dogs
The Two Frogs
The Two Frogs
The Two Men Who Were Enemies
The Two Pots
The Two Soldiers And The Robber
The Two Travelers And The Axe
The Vain Jackdaw
The Vine And The Goat
The Viper And The File
The Walnut Tree
The Wasp And The Snake
The Wasps The Partridges And The Farmer
The Weasel And The Mice
The Widow And Her Little Maidens
The Widow And The Sheep
The Wild Ass And The Lion
The Wild Boar And The Fox
The Wolf And The Crane
The Wolf And The Fox
The Wolf And The Goat
The Wolf And The Horse

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