your online library and language lab
Contents > Author > Fable Aesop > The Fowler And The Viper 620 BC- 560 BC
Previous Next

Fable Aesop
The Fowler And The Viper
printer friendly version
A Fowler, taking his bird-lime and his twigs, went out to catch birds.
Seeing a thrush sitting upon a tree, he wished to take it, and
fitting his twigs to a proper length, watched intently, having his
whole thoughts directed towards the sky. While thus looking
upwards, he unknowingly trod upon a Viper asleep just before
his feet. The Viper, turning about, stung him, and falling into a
swoon, the man said to himself, "Woe is me! that while I purposed
to hunt another, I am myself fallen unawares into the snares of
death."

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)
 

Previous Next

17896856 visitors
· 8908 texts · 2350 recordings · 957 authors · 194 readers

· Home · Index · Audio Clips · Links · Feedback · About Us · Contact Us ·


Copyright © RepeatAfterUs.com. All Rights Reserved.



Warning: Unknown: Your script possibly relies on a session side-effect which existed until PHP 4.2.3. Please be advised that the session extension does not consider global variables as a source of data, unless register_globals is enabled. You can disable this functionality and this warning by setting session.bug_compat_42 or session.bug_compat_warn to off, respectively in Unknown on line 0