31 A man argues
32 The deer misjudges
33 The dying farmer
34 The baby goat
35 The pigeons choose
36 The big trees
37 A mean dog
38 The selfish horse
39 A boy cries wolf
40 The fox outwits the crow
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33. The Dying Farmer Tricks His Sons
A farmer fearing death was near
Summoned his sons so they could near:
I fear, my boys, that I'll soon be dead:
My legacy? Look in the vineyard!
When he died, those sons dug everywhere,
Plowing that vineyard unaware,
And the vines grew up like
And the grapes grew plentiful,
more and more.
Our Pa's estate
is the lesson that HARD WORK makes life great!
What a fine legacy for us fools!
An inheritance richer than
money and jewels.
MORAL: The best inheritance is a parent's wisdom.
from the book Prayers and Fables and the forthcoming book Aesop's Best: 80 Fables in Verse by William Cleary