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What Abraham Liked to Read-- Aesop's Fables

ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HIS AESOP FABLES

The first book that the nine year old Abraham Lincoln would read, besides the Bible, was a book of Aesopís Fables.  Aesop was a Greek slave in the 6th Century.  Every fable always had a lesson, or moral at the end.  Abraham would memorize these fables.  Many of his presidential speeches and talks with people would use a fable with a moral. 

           Lincoln loved to tell stories, but made sure his story was important.  Here are a couple of Aesopís Fables that I hope you will enjoy.  Be sure to listen for the moral.

The first book that the nine year old Abraham Lincoln would read, besides the Bible, was a book of Aesopís Fables.  Aesop was a Greek slave in the 6th Century.  Every fable always had a lesson, or moral at the end.  Abraham would memorize these fables.  Many of his presidential speeches and talks with people would use a fable with a moral. 

           Lincoln loved to tell stories, but made sure his story was important.  Here are a couple of Aesopís Fables that I hope you will enjoy.  Be sure to listen for the moral.

Go to the Aesop's Fables site and select three of Aesop's Fables.  Read them, and Write a short summary of each with the "moral."  Explain how each could apply to humans in the same settings, conditions and story line.


 
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