Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
429. THE MOUSE AND THE OYSTER
Perry 454 (Greek
An omnivorous, gluttonous mouse was creeping through the house when he
noticed an oyster with its mouth wide open, so he bit into the false flesh
of the oyster's wet beard. Suddenly the door to the oyster's house slammed
shut in a painful clasp. The mouse was enclosed in a prison with no hope
of escape: he himself had closed the door to the tomb of his own suicide.
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.