Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
220. THE DOLPHINS AND THE WHALES
Perry 62 (Babrius
The dolphins were always at war with the whales. A crab came forward
to mediate between them, as if someone without any public reputation could
bring about a peace between warring kings!
Note: For a bramble bush who makes the same foolish gesture, see Fable
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.