This is a poem based on one of Aesop's Fables...

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Moral: The Weakest United May Be Strong To Avenge.


Verse fable by W.J. Linton (1812 - 1897). Illustration by Walter Crane (1845 - 1915).



Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015).

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This poem can be found in "The Baby's Own Aesop" (1887) by Aesop, W.J. Linton and illustrated by Walter Crane.

Crane wrote the following about the verses, "For this rhymed version of the Fables I have to thank my early friend and master W.J. Linton, who kindly placed the MS. at my disposal. I have added a touch here and there, but the credit of this part of the book still belongs to him."