A Man came into a forest, and made a petition to the Trees to provide him a handle for his axe.
The Trees consented to his request, and gave him a young ash-tree.
No sooner had the man fitted from it a new handle to his axe, than he began to use it, and quickly felled with his strokes the noblest giants of the forest.
An old oak, lamenting when too late the destruction of his companions, said to a neighboring cedar:
"The first step has lost us all. If we had not given up the rights of the ash, we might yet have retained our own privileges and have stood for ages."
Aesop Author of the Fable: The Trees and the Axe
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 Trees and the Axe" and "The Sick Lion"
The Trees and the Axe Fable
A Free Aesop's Fable with a moral for kids & children
Moral: In yielding the rights of others, we may endanger our own.