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The Complete Fables Chapter Summary & Analysis - Fables 1-5 Summary

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Fables 1-5 Summary

(1) "The Good and Bad Things" Ill Fortune and Good Fortune ask Zeus how they should treat men. Zeus tells them to appear one at a time. The bad things assail men constantly; the good things take longer to arrive. (2) "The Man Selling a Holy Statue" A merchant sells a statue of Hermes and tries to convince the buyer that it will bring him good luck. The merchant says he needs money immediately, and the statue is slow to bring good fortune. (3) "The Eagle and the Fox" An eagle and a fox live close together. The eagle eats the fox's cubs one day. The fox wants revenge. The eagle steals some entrails from a burning sacrifice and the embers set her nest on fire. Her children fall out, and the fox eats them in front of her. (4) "The Eagle and the Scarab Beetle" A scarab beetle...

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