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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 167 = Perry 128

Κόραξ καὶ ὄφις.

Κόραξ τροφῆς ἀπορῶν, ὡς ἐθέασατο ὄφιν ἔν τινι εὐηλίῳ τόπῳ κοιμώμενον, τοῦτον καταπτὰς ἥρπασε. Τοῦ δὲ ἐπιστραφέντος καὶ δακόντος αὐτόν, ἀποθνῄσκειν μέλλων, ἔφη· "Ἀλλ' ἔγωγε δείλαιος, ὅστις τοιοῦτον ἕρμαιον εὕρηκα ἐξ οὗ καὶ ἀπόλλυμαι."
Οὗτος ὁ λόγος λεχθείη ἂν ἐπ' ἄνδρα ὅς διὰ θησαυροῦ εὕρεσιν καὶ περὶ σωτηρίας ἐκινδύνευσεν.

Chambry published a multivolume edition of the fables for the Belles Lettres series in 1925/6 (Paris). He later revised this into a single volume, omitting hundreds of the fable variants. In addition, the numeration between these two volumes is not consistent. The texts here are taken from the 1925/6 edition, but the numeration follows the stanard single volume edition.