The Mice and the Owlby Jean de La Fontaine
Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Young Audiences
Format of Original Source: Fable
Recommended Adaptation Length: 10 Minutes
Candidate for Adaptation? Not Reviewed
A pine was by a woodman fell’d,
Which ancient, huge, and hollow tree
An owl had for his palace held–
A bird the Fates had kept in fee,
Interpreter to such as we.
Within the caverns of the pine,
With other tenants of that mine,
Were found full many footless mice,
But well provision’d, fat, and nice.
The translation is in verse; a head-start on lyrics.
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