Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
310. THE CAT AND THE HEN
Perry 7 (Babrius
There was a hen who was not feeling well. The cat bent over her and
said, 'How are you? Is there anything you need? I will bring you whatever
you want; please just take care of yourself.' 'I'll live,' said the hen,
'if you will just go away!'
Note: This story is also found in Plutarch, On Brotherly Love 12.
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.