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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 93 = Perry 326

Δειλὸς κυνηγὸς καὶ δρυτόμος.

Λέοντός τις κυνηγὸς ἴχνη ἐπεζήτει· δρυτόμον δὲ ἐρωτήσας εἰ εἶδεν ἴχην λέοντος καὶ ποῦ κοιτάζει, ἐφη· Καὶ αὐτὸν τὸν λέοντά σοι ἤδη δείξω. Ὁ δὲ ὠχριάσας ἐκ τοῦ φόβου καὶ τοὺς ὀδόντας συγκρούων εἶπεν· Ἴχνη μόνα ζητῶ, οὐχὶ αὐτὸν τὸν λέοντα.
[Ὅτι] τοὺς θρασεῖς καὶ δειλοὺς ὁ μῦθος ἐλέγχει, τοὺς τολμηροὺς ἐν τοῖς λόγοις καὶ οὐκ ἐν τοῖς ἔργοις.

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.