It is probable that Aesop did not commit his fables to writing; Aristophanes (Wasps, 1259) represents Philocleon as having learnt the "absurdities" of Aesop from conversation at banquets, and Socrates whiles away his time in prison by turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verse (Plato, Phaedo, 61 b).
He wis only a laddie at the time, an Badger wid whiles tak him oot for a nicht at the rabbits.
wis only a laddie at the time, an Badger wid whiles tak him oot for a nicht at the rabbits.
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