Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
290. THE FISHERMAN AND HIS PIPE
Perry 11 (Herodotus
There was once a fisherman who saw some fish in the sea and played on
his pipe, expecting them to come out onto the land. When his hopes proved
false, he took a net and used it instead, and in this way he was able
to haul in a huge catch of fish. As the fish were all leaping about, the
fisherman remarked, 'I say, enough of your dancing, since you refused
to dance when I played my pipe for you before!'
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.