What does apologue mean?
The definition of apologue
Ap”o*logue, n.
Etym: [L. apologous, Gr. apologue.]

A story or relation of fictitious events, intended to convey some moral truth; a moral fable.

Note: An apologue differs from a parable in this;: the parable is drawn from events which take place among mankind, and therefore requires probability in the narrative; the apologue is founded on supposed actions of brutes or inanimate things, and therefore is not limited by strict rules of probability. Æsop’s fables are good examples of apologues.