The Bear and the Fox熊与狐狸
A BEAR boasted very much of his philanthropy， saying that of all animals he was the most tender in his regard for man， for he had such respect for him that he would not even touch his dead body. A Fox hearing these words said with a smile to the Bear， “Oh！ that you would eat the dead and not the living.”
The Swallow and the Crow燕子与乌鸦 THE SWALLOW and the Crow had a contention about their plumage. The Crow put an end to the dispute by saying， “Your feathers are all very well in the spring， but mine protect me against the winter.”
Fair weather friends are not worth much.
The Mountain in Labor山震
A MOUNTAIN was once greatly agitated. Loud groans and noises were heard， and crowds of people came from all parts to see what was the matter. While they were assembled in anxious expectation of some terrible calamity， out came a Mouse.
Don't make much ado about nothing. 有一次，一座大山发生了大震动，震动发出的声音就像大声的呻吟和喧闹。许多人云集 在山下观看，不知发生了什么事。当他们焦急地聚集在那里，担心看到什么不祥之兆时，仅 看见从山里跑出一只老鼠。
The Ass， the Fox， and the Lion驴子、狐狸与狮子
THE ASS and the Fox， having entered into partnership together for their mutual protection， went out into the forest to hunt. They had not proceeded far when they met a Lion. The Fox， seeing imminent danger， approached the Lion and promised to contrive for him the capture of the Ass if the Lion would pledge his word not to harm the Fox. Then， upon assuring the Ass that he would not be injured， the Fox led him to a deep pit and arranged that he should fall into it. The Lion， seeing that the Ass was secured， immediately clutched the Fox， and attacked the Ass at his leisure.
驴子与狐狸俩合伙去打猎。他们突然遇见了狮子，狐狸见大事不妙，立即跑到狮子面 前，许诺把驴子交给他，只要自己免于危险。狮子答应可以，狐狸便引诱驴子掉进了一个陷 阱里。狮子见驴子已不能再逃跑，便立即先抓住狐狸吃了，然后再去吃驴子。