The Hart was once drinking from a pool and admiring the noble
figure he made there.
"Ah," said he, "where can you see such noble horns as these, with such antlers! I wish I had legs more
worthy to bear such a noble crown; it is a pity they are so slim and slight."
At that moment a Hunter approached and sent an arrow
whistling after him.
Away bounded the Hart, and soon, by the aid of his nimble legs, was nearly out of sight of the Hunter; but not
noticing where he was going, he passed under some trees with branches growing low down in which his antlers were caught, so
that the Hunter had time to come up.
"Alas! alas!" cried the Hart: "We often despise
what is most useful to us"
Author of the Fable
The Hart and the Hunter
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 Hart and the Hunter", "The Fisher",
"The Fox and the Mask" and "The Sick Lion"
The Hart and the Hunter Fable
A Free Aesop's Fable with a moral for kids & children