A stag saw his shadow reflected in the water, and greatly admired
the size of his horns, but felt angry with himself for having such
While he was thus contemplating himself, a Lion appeared
at the pool.
The Stag betook himself to flight, and kept himself
with ease at a safe distance from the Lion, until he entered a wood
and became entangled with his horns.
The Lion quickly came up with
him and caught him.
When too late he thus reproached himself:
is me! How have I deceived myself! These feet which would have saved
me I despised, and I gloried in these antlers which have proved my
Author of the Fable:
The Stag at the Pool
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek 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 Stag at the Pool" and "The Sick Lion"
The Stag at the Pool Fable
A Free Aesop's Fable with a moral for kids & children
What is most truly valuable is often underrated.