In the old days men used to worship stocks and stones and
idols, and prayed to them to give them luck.
It happened that a Man had often prayed to a wooden idol he had received from his
father, but his luck never seemed to change.
He prayed and he
prayed, but still he remained as unlucky as ever.
One day in the greatest rage he went to the Wooden God, and with one blow swept
it down from its pedestal.
The idol broke in two, and what did he see?
An immense number of coins flying all over the place.
Author of the Fable
The Man and the Wooden God
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 Man and the Wooden God" and "The Sick Lion"
The Man and the Wooden God Fable
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