Aesop's Fables

The Young Thief and His Mother 
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A young Man had been caught in a daring act of theft and had been condemned to be executed for it. He expressed his desire to see his Mother, and to speak with her before he was led to execution, and of course this was granted. When his Mother came to him he said: "I want to whisper to you," and when she brought her ear near him, he nearly bit it off. All the bystanders were horrified, and asked him what he could mean by such brutal and inhuman conduct. "It is to punish her," he said. "When I was young I began with stealing little things, and brought them home to Mother. Instead of rebuking and punishing me, she laughed and said: "It will not be noticed." It is because of her that I am here to-day."

"He is right, woman," said the Priest; "the Lord hath said:

Moral of Aesops Fable: Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is 
old he will not depart therefrom

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The Young Thief and His Mother

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 Young Thief and His Mother" and "The Sick Lion"

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