1. Education

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://ancienthistory.about.com/library/bl/bl_aesop_boy_nettles.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

Aesop's Fables

Translated by George Fyler Townsend

The Boy and the Nettles

A BOY was stung by a Nettle. He ran home and told his Mother, saying, "Although it hurts me very much, I only touched it gently." "That was just why it stung you," said his Mother. "The next time you touch a Nettle, grasp it boldly, and it will be soft as silk to your hand, and not in the least hurt you."

Whatever you do, do with all your might.


Ancient/Classical History

Return to Aesop Contents


You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.
See More About

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.