O King," cried the Mouse, "spare me this time and I shall never forget
your kindness. Someday I may be able to repay you." The Lion was so
amused by this idea that he let the poor creature go.
In sixth-century Greece, it is said, there lived a slave named Aesop
who was renowned for his brilliant storytelling. The collection of sly,
witty fables that bears his name continues to delight readers of all
Michael Hague has selected his favorite fables and illustrated
them with beautiful paintings in the style that has made his work so