Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
373. THE FOX, THE LAMB AND THE DOG
Perry 41 (Chambry
A fox entered a flock of sheep, seized one of the suckling lambs and
pretended to kiss it. A dog asked the fox what she was doing. 'I'm hugging
and playing with the lamb,' said the fox. The dog replied, 'Well, you
better let go of that lamb, or I'll play the dogs' game with you!'
This fable is suitable for an unscrupulous and foolish man who wants
to be a thief.
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.