Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
231. THE DOGS AND THE LION SKIN
Perry 406 (Syntipas
Some dogs found a lion's skin and were tearing it to shreds, when a fox
saw them and said, 'If that lion were still among the living, you would
see that his claws are stronger than your teeth!'
This fable is for people who attack a man of renown when he has fallen
from his position of power and glory.
Note: Compare the Biblical proverb, 'A living dog is better than a
dead lion' (Ecclesiastes
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.