Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
157. THE GOAT AND THE VINE
Perry 374 (Aphthonius
The vine was covered with clusters of grapes and its shoots were as vigorous
as its fruit. A goat began to eat the vine, indulging his outrageous appetite.
He had already wreaked havoc on the fresh shoots when the vine said to
him, 'You will pay for this outrage! The time will soon come when you
will be sent as a holy victim to be sacrificed, and I myself will be the
one to supply the wine for the libation!'
The things that a person does to others will happen to him in turn.
Note: This fable is also found in the Greek Anthology, 9.99. For the
deer and the vine, see Fable 80.
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.