Aesop’s Fables : Hanging Together
Let us enjoy reading this one of Aesop’s Fables of Hanging Together .
The cranes were eating grain from his field, so the farmer set a trap and caught several of them.
Among them was a stork.
“You can see I don’t belong here,” said the stork. “I’m a law- abiding bird. Please let me go.”
You may well be what you claim to be,” said the farmer. “But I caught you along with these robbers, so you will have to hang with them.”
Moral: You are judged by the company you keep.
The short story is a literary genre. It is usually fictional, narrative prose and tends to be more concise and to the point than longer works of fiction. These stories have their origins in oral story-telling traditions and the prose anecdote, a swiftly-sketched situation that comes rapidly to its point. The history of this kind of stories dates back to the oral story-telling traditions. Modern trend in them emerged as their own genre in the early 19th century. They tend to be less complex than novels. Usually, a short story will focus on only one incident, has a single plot, a single setting, a limited number of characters and covers a short period of time.