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Songs by Continent. Songs by Language. Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. Blog Home. A wolf finds a little lamb drinking water in the river. The wolf uses several bad excuses to feel angry at the lamb, and then eats him.
Of course, the moral of this story is an ironic warning: La raison du plus fort est toujours la meilleure. It starts with… a plague, among the animals. The animals then gather to find a solution—or rather, someone to blame.
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The mighty lion confesses his own sins of eating other animals and a shepherd or two , but no one really wants to blame him. The sly fox then makes an accusation against the donkey. The donkey offers a weak rebuttal, and the other animals all agree to punish him. Les Animaux Malades de la Peste is a deeply political tale. To go the extra mile, you could learn about this topic and many more in depth in our special course.
Et toi? Did you study one fable in high school? Hi Geraldine! Which version of Les Fables de la Fontaine do you have? Do you know where we can go to buy it? A reminder of the enchanted world of our childhood. Un grand merci!
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“Les Fables de la Fontaine” : A Window on French Culture - Comme une Française
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An argosy of fables/French fables
Want to read this lesson later? To be honest, most of these fables are now completely unknown. There are just too many of them! Le Corbeau et le Renard. Le Lion et le Rat. Les Animaux malades de la peste. This also applies to many more part of French culture as well, of course.