Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
109. THE WOLF, THE FOX AND THREE TRUE THINGS
Perry 159 (Babrius
A wretched fox had fallen into the clutches of a wolf. She begged the
wolf to spare her life and not to kill her, old as she was. The wolf said,
'By Pan, I will let you live if you tell me three true things.' The fox
said, 'First, I wish that we had never met! Second, I wish you had been
blind when we did meet! Third, and last of all, I hope that you do not
live out this year, so that we will never meet again!'
Note: The wolf swears by Pan, a Greek god of the forests and hills.
Other versions of this story (e..g, Chambry
230) are about a wolf and a sheep, not a fox.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.