Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)
135. APPLES AND HORSE-TURDS (Perry)
Upon a very great Fall of Rain, the Current carried away a huge Heap
of Apples, together with a Dunghill that lay in the Watercourse. They
floated a good while together like Brethren and Companions; and as they
went thus dancing down in the Stream, the Horse-Turds would be every foot
crying out still, Alack-a-day! How we Apples swim!
THE MORAL OF THE TWO FABLES ABOVE. Every thing would be thought greater
in the World than it is; and the Root of it is this, that it first thinks
L'Estrange originally published his version of the fables in 1692. There is a
very nice illustrated edition in the Children's Classics series by Knopf: Sir
Roger L'Estrange. Aesop
- Fables which is available at amazon.com.