Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
277. THE STAKE AND THE WALL
Perry 270 (Chambry
A wall who was being gouged by a stake exclaimed, 'Hey! Why are you making
this gash in me, when I never did you any harm?' The stake answered, 'It's
not my fault! Blame the man who is pounding me so hard from behind.'
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.