Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
424. THE BLACKSMITHS AND THE MOUSE
Perry 354 (Ignatius
Diaconus, Tetrasticha 1.8)
A mouse was carrying away the corpse of another mouse who had died of
starvation. The blacksmiths stood there and laughed when they saw this.
The mouse who was still among the living addressed the blacksmiths through
his plentiful tears, 'Shame on you: you cannot even manage to sustain
a single mouse!'
Do not laugh at the calamity that befalls your neighbour.
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.