So many stories
told and retold help children
I think there are more of Æsop's fables that we don't attribute to him than we're aware of. I remember we had Æsop's book (probably abridged) as a child, and I always just thought his name was weird and the pictures were kind of creepy. But I had other books that retold his stories with prettier pictures and happier colors, and those are the ones that I remember the most. An obvious aesthetician from birth.
I realize now that I never knew Æsop had any part in the story of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf", or "The Tortoise and the Hare", and I was completely unaware that he is the genius behind the adage of not counting chickens before they hatch. I found some of his morals to be personally enlightening, most notably from "Androcles" that "Gratitude is the sign of noble souls." I'd like to be more noble. (G)
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