The Bundle of Sticks 
An Aesop's Fable

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An old man on the point of death summoned his sons around him to give them some parting advice. He ordered his servants to bring in a faggot of sticks, and said to his eldest son: 

"Break it." 

The son strained and strained, but with all his efforts was unable to break the Bundle. The other sons also tried, but none of them was successful. 

"Untie the faggots," said the father, "and each of you take a stick." 

When they had done so, he called out to them: 

"Now, break," and each stick was easily broken. "You see my meaning," said their father.

Moral of Aesops Fable: Union gives strength

The Bundle of Sticks Fable 
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Aesop Author of the Fable
The Bundle of Sticks

Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian 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 Bundle of Sticks" and "The Sick Lion"

The Bundle of Sticks Fable
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