A Man came into a Wood one day with an axe in his hand, and begged all the Trees to give him a small branch which he wanted for a particular purpose.
The Trees were good-natured and gave him one of their branches.
What did the Man do but fix it into the axe head, and soon set to work cutting down tree after tree.
Then the Trees saw how foolish they had been in giving their enemy the means of destroying themselves.
Aesop Author of the Fable
The Man and the Wood
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 Wood" and "The Sick Lion"
The Man and the Wood Fable
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