Aesop’s Fables

Author: Aesop  | Date: 550 BC

The Cock And The Jewel

A COCK, scratching the ground for something to eat, turned up a Jewel that had by chance been dropped there. "Ho!" said he, "a fine thing you are, no doubt, and, had your owner found you, great would his joy have been. But for me! give me a single grain of corn before all the jewels in the world."



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Chicago: Aesop, "The Cock and the Jewel," Aesop’s Fables, trans. V. S. Vernon Jones Original Sources, accessed March 30, 2023,

MLA: Aesop. "The Cock and the Jewel." Aesop’s Fables, translted by V. S. Vernon Jones, Original Sources. 30 Mar. 2023.

Harvard: Aesop, 'The Cock and the Jewel' in Aesop’s Fables, trans. . Original Sources, retrieved 30 March 2023, from