Three Little Pigs

The classic fable, "The Three Little Pigs", is quite literally world-renowned. It has over 85 different variations coming from numerous countries and in numerous languages. However, no matter the variation with all fables there is one thing that stays the same: the lesson learned is more important than the details.

In the classic version of "The Three Little Pigs", each pig is warned before leaving their mother of the big bad Wolf. When the three pigs set out, each brother constructs his house out of different materials; the first uses straw, the second uses sticks, and the third uses brick. As the Wolf goes to each house respectfully, he threatens each brother to "huff and puff" until he blows his house down. It is when he gets to the third pig's home made of brick that the big bad Wolf is defeated. He is unable to blow the pig’s house down because it is made of sturdy brick. Heeding the warning of his mother, the third pig outsmarted the Wolf.

The lesson in this fable is that the smarter and more industrious pig survived, while the others were eaten by the Wolf. While the other pigs took shortcuts to build their houses quickly, the third pig took his time and thought things through.

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