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The Two Pots (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 Two Pots, one of brass and the other of clay, stood together on the hearthstone. One day the Brass Pot proposed to the Earthen Pot that they go out into the world together. But the Earthen Pot excused himself, saying that it would be wiser for... Read more
The Dog in the Manger (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 4 A Dog asleep in a manger filled with hay, was awakened by the Cattle, which came in tired and hungry from working in the field. But the Dog would not let them get near the manger, and snarled and snapped as if it were filled with... Read more
The Bear and the Bees (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 A Bear roaming the woods in search of berries happened on a fallen tree in which a swarm of Bees had stored their honey. The Bear began to nose around the log very carefully to find out if the Bees were at home. Just then one... Read more
The Dogs and the Hides (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 2 Some hungry Dogs saw a number of hides at the bottom of a stream where the Tanner had put them to soak. A fine hide makes an excellent meal for a hungry Dog, but the water was deep and the Dogs could not reach the hides... Read more
The Monkey and the Cat (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 4 Once upon a time a Cat and a Monkey lived as pets in the same house. They were great friends and were constantly in all sorts of mischief together. What they seemed to think of more than anything else was to get something to eat, and... Read more
The Wolf and the Ass (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 An Ass was feeding in a pasture near a wood when he saw a Wolf lurking in the shadows along the hedge. He easily guessed what the Wolf had in mind, and thought of a plan to save himself. So he pretended he was lame, and... Read more
The Monkey and the Dolphin (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 It happened once upon a time that a certain Greek ship bound for Athens was wrecked off the coast close to Piraeus, the port of Athens. Had it not been for the Dolphins, who at that time were very friendly toward mankind and especially toward Athenians,... Read more
The Mice and the Weasels (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 The Weasels and the Mice were always up in arms against each other. In every battle the Weasels carried off the victory, as well as a large number of the Mice, which they ate for dinner next day. In despair the Mice called a council, and... Read more
The Wolf and the Lion (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 3 A Wolf had stolen a Lamb and was carrying it off to his lair to eat it. But his plans were very much changed when he met a Lion, who, without making any excuses, took the Lamb away from him. The Wolf made off to a... Read more
The Hares and the Frogs (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 Hares, as you know, are very timid. The least shadow, sends them scurrying in fright to a hiding place. Once they decided to die rather than live in such misery. But while they were debating how best to meet death, they thought they heard a noise... Read more
The Wolf and the Lamb (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 4 A stray Lamb stood drinking early one morning on the bank of a woodland stream. That very same morning a hungry Wolf came by farther up the stream, hunting for something to eat. He soon got his eyes on the Lamb. As a rule Mr. Wolf... Read more
The Lion, the Bear, and the Fox (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 4 Just as a great Bear rushed to seize a stray kid, a Lion leaped from another direction upon the same prey. The two fought furiously for the prize until they had received so many wounds that both sank down unable to continue the battle. Just then... Read more
The Monkey and the Camel (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 4 At a great celebration in honor of King Lion, the Monkey was asked to dance for the company. His dancing was very clever indeed, and the animals were all highly pleased with his grace and lightness. The praise that was showered on the Monkey made the... Read more
The Lion and the Gnat (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 "Away with you, vile insect!" said a Lion angrily to a Gnat that was buzzing around his head. But the Gnat was not in the least disturbed. "Do you think," he said spitefully to the Lion, "that I am afraid of you because they call you... Read more
The Ass and the Load of Salt (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 A Merchant, driving his Ass homeward from the seashore with a heavy load of salt, came to a river crossed by a shallow ford. They had crossed this river many times before without accident, but this time the Ass slipped and fell when halfway over. And... Read more
A Raven and A Swan (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 3 A Raven, which you know is black as coal, was envious of the Swan, because her feathers were as white as the purest snow. The foolish bird got the idea that if he lived like the Swan, swimming and diving all day long and eating the... Read more
The Wolf and His Shadow (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 4 A Wolf left his lair one evening in fine spirits and an excellent appetite. As he ran, the setting sun cast his shadow far out on the ground, and it looked as if the wolf were a hundred times bigger than he really was. "Why," exclaimed... Read more
The Boys and the Frogs (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 3 Some Boys were playing one day at the edge of a pond in which lived a family of Frogs. The Boys amused themselves by throwing stones into the pond so as to make them skip on top of the water. The stones were flying thick and... Read more
The Ants and the Grasshopper (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 One bright day in late autumn a family of Ants were bustling about in the warm sunshine, drying out the grain they had stored up during the summer, when a starving Grasshopper, his fiddle under his arm, came up and humbly begged for a bite to... Read more
The Frogs Who Wished for a King (Milo Winter)
ReadOasis Step 5 The Frogs were tired of governing themselves. They had so much freedom that it had spoiled them, and they did nothing but sit around croaking in a bored manner and wishing for a government that could entertain them with the pomp and display of royalty, and... Read more