Aesop’s Fable Illustration // The Dog and the Hare

October 2nd, 2013

Aesop's Fables - The Dog and the Hare

This picture was another of the results of my September Authentic Challenge – drawing for one hour daily. I hadn’t completed many finished pieces recently, so I’m so happy how much progress that challenge brought me! You can find more of my Aesop’s Fables here.

Here’s the fable:

The Dog and the Hare

After discovering a hare in some bushes, a dog pursued her for a long time, biting her with his teeth as if he would take her life and also licking her as if he were playing with another dog. Not knowing what to make of this, the hare stopped running an said, “I wish you’d show your true colours. If you’re a friend, why do you bite me so hard? If an enemy, why caress me?”

A dubious friend is worse than a true enemy.

Also fits this fable:

The Hare and the Hound

A hound scared a hare from a bush and chased him for some distance, but the hare was faster and got away. A goatherd, who happened to pass by at the time, mocked the hound for letting a scrawny hare outrun him.

“You forget,” replied the hound, “that it is one thing to run for your dinner and another to run for your life.”

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