Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
437. THE FARMER AND THE FOX
Perry 283 (Aphthonius
A wicked farmer envied his neighbour's abundant crops. In order to destroy
the fruits of that man's labour, he caught a fox, attached a blazing fire-brand
to her tail and then let the fox loose in his neighbour's crops. The fox,
however, did not go where she was sent. Instead, as fate decreed, she
set fire to the crops of the man who had let her loose.
Bad neighbours are the first to suffer from the harm they would do
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.