Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
251. THE COWARD AND THE RAVENS
Perry 245 (Chambry
A coward was leaving on his way to war. Some ravens cawed at him, so
he put his weapons down and stood still. Then he took up his arms once
more and proceeded on his way, but the ravens cawed at him again. The
coward stopped and finally said, 'Squawk at me as long as you want: you
are still not going to get a bite out of my flesh!'
This is a story for people who are terrible cowards.
Note: This story is found in Plutarch,
Life of Phocion 9.
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.