Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
160. THE TUNA FISH AND THE DOLPHIN
Perry 113 (Chambry
A tuna fish who was being chased by a dolphin was splashing madly through
the water. Just when the dolphin was about to catch him, the tuna fish
heaved himself forward with a great effort and landed on an island. Matching
his effort, the dolphin ran aground beside him. The tuna fish then turned
to look at the gasping dolphin and said, 'I do not grieve over my own
death, so long as I am able to see that the one to blame is dying together
The fable shows that people readily undergo a disaster when they can
witness the destruction of those who are to blame.
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.