Aesop's Fables

The Cock and
the Jewel

A Cock, scratching for food for himself and his hens, found a precious stone; on which he said:

"If thy owner had found thee, and not I, he would have taken thee up, and have set thee in thy first estate; but I have found thee for no purpose. I would rather have one barleycorn than all the jewels in the world."

Moral of Aesop's Fable:

"Be content with your life"
 

Aesop Author of the Fable: The Cock and the Jewel

Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Goose With the Golden Eggs", "The Fisher",
"The Cock and the Jewel" and "The Sick Lion"

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