Category Archives: folktale

the fable of Fox’s choices

Many or most know about the fox and the sour grapes… We know how the fox leapt and leapt and leapt, but despite his fierce effort, couldn’t reach that luscious bunch of grapes dangling above him. “Those grapes are probably … Continue reading

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the fable of the songbird & the frog

THE FABLE OF THE SONGBIRD & THE FROG When the songbird told him you’re no match for me the bullfrog countered: by who’s measure?— yes, many have opened their windows to your song but the few who’ve opened to mine … Continue reading

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fable of the poor man who raised the sun

The rising of the sun depended upon the pharaoh. Or so the people believed… …because every morning just before dawn, Pharaoh went to the riverbank…opened his arms to the horizon…recited a prayer to summon the sun… …and—lo and behold!—the sun … Continue reading

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fable of the not-so-bright sun

You’ve probably already heard about the contest between the sun and the wind… How they both tried to get the jacket off a poor man walking along a country road. You probably know the wind lost by trying to blow … Continue reading

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the fable of the astronomer & the mushroom picker

The astronomer of our story often wandered the fields at night, his eyes and mind lost in the vast array of stars above… But on this particular night, his steps took him toward a pit dug into a country field. … Continue reading

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fable of the old man in the tree

FABLE OF THE OLD MAN IN THE TREE An old man sitting in a tree begged a young bumpkin passing by on the path below to carry him across the river. The lad gladly complied… but when he’d reached the … Continue reading

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the fable of the dragon who lost his fire

Unable to find suitable employment after graduation, a dragon accepted a job at a company of cows… He was careful, of course, to hide his dragon-ness.  He restrained his breath, lest he shoot out a mouthful of fire. He tried … Continue reading

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