Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
545. THE FISHERMAN AND THE OCTOPUS
Perry 425 (pseudo-Diogenian,
When a fisherman happened to see an octopus during the winter, he said,
'If I take off my clothes and jump in after him, I will freeze! But if
I do not catch that octopus, I condemn my children to die of starvation!'
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.