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The Tale of Maxley
Type Book
Source Heroes' Guild bookshelf
Related Quests Book Collection
Base value Unknown

The Tale of Maxley is a book in Fable, Fable: The Lost Chapters, and Fable Anniversary. It is found on a bookshelf within the Heroes' Guild.

Contents of BookEdit

As everyone knows, Hobbes are stupid creatures. But every so often a clever one comes along. Maxley was one such Hobbe, and tired of eating raw flesh and sleeping in streams, he left to seek his fortune in the world of humans. He murdered a nobleman and stole his clothes, dressed up and walked tall on the road to Bowerstone. When he arrived people complimented him on his appearance. When he answered, his Hobbe grunting gave him away. The guards killed Maxley and put his head on a spike. It is better to keep quiet and be thought an idiot then[sic] to open one's mouth and prove it.


  • The closing line is a paraphrase of the quotation of Mark Twain "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

Fable Books

A History of the Guild A Love Story Arban's Thaumaturgica Book of Spells Creatures of the North Dusty Notebook Eyes of a Killer Jack of Blades Making Friends Scrawled Parchment Sisters' Diary The Arena The Balverine Slayer The Bloodline The Dragons The Guild of Zeroes The Hierarchy of Weapons The Northern Wastes The Oakvale Raid The Old Kingdom The Other Land The Pale Balverine The Repentant Alchemist The Rotten Apple The Sock Method The Story of 'X' The Tailor's Tragedy The Tale of Maxley The Tale of Twinblade The Trials of Aarkan The Trigamist The Ugly Guide Theresa's Letter Three Haikus by Miko the Bard Windbreaker Rule Book You Are Not a Bad Person A Hero's Journey (I, II, III) Creatures of Albion (I, II, III)

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