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Fables from Ademar. Ademar's collection of Latin prose fables is extremely important, since Ademar had access to a collection of ancient Roman fables which has since been lost. The stories included here are The Litigious Dog, The Man and the Lion, The Fox and the Partridge, and The Snail and the Mirror.
Fables from Odo of Cheriton. In his collection of fables, Odo includes many familiar Aesopic fables, but he also includes some stories that are not found in other sources. These were probably local folktales and proverbs that Odo heard in his travels throughout Europe (England, France, Spain). The stories included here are The Fox and the The Crow, The Bird who Said 'Cluck', The Stork and the Crow, The Heretic and the Fly, and The Abbot and the Monks.
Fables from Walter of England. The fables of Walter are written in verse form (elegaic hexameters). The two fables included here are the famous story of The Puffed-Up Frog and The Wolf and the Lamb.