The text of the fable
Swollen with vain pride, one crow picked up the fallen feathers of a peacock and adorned himself with it.
Then, despising her companions, she joined the beautiful flock of peacocks.
These, however, suddenly plucked the feathers from the bird and put him to flight with beak blows.
The battered crow she went away in pain to return to your group.
But from this she was rejected and had to endure the humiliation.
Then one of those who had previously despised said: “If you had been satisfied with us and with our origins and had wanted to tolerate what nature had given you, you would not have felt this affront, nor would you now be unhappy about this refusal”.
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The moral of the story
The Greek author Aesop, handed down by Phaedrus in Latin, left us this example so that no one jokes in boasting about the goods of others. Always better to be satisfied with your state and what you have.
The fables of Aesop, an opportunity to reflect
Short stories, at your fingertips, that teach you to grow? It is about the fables of Aesop. The fables, attributed to the Greek author, are about 358. Many of these have become a shared cultural baggage: in a few lines they tell us the story of personified animals, with the aim of teaching us a moral.
This is why we still propose Aesop’s fables to children today.
The fables of Aesop bring to light practical expedients, just for this simplicity in the exposition the fables can be heard with the reading aloud starting from 4/5 years.