This week I have been reading through the fables of Jean de la Fountaine. La Fountaine began serious work on his body of fables in the 1660s and it is amazing that so many of them have lasting significance. I won’t post the full fable here as it is a bit lengthy and I do like a short and sweet blog post! However, if you wold like to read it here is a link to the fable.
p.s Gustave Doré created an amazing engraving for this fable in 1868 (I think the Met Museum holds a copy of it).