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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:


A wolf had been mauled by dogs and had cast himself down on the ground. Because of his injuries, the wolf could not go in search of food, so when he saw a sheep, he begged her to bring him something to drink from the river that ran nearby. 'If you just give me something to drink,' said the wolf, 'I will find myself something to eat.' The sheep replied, 'But if I give you with something to drink, then you will make me your dinner as well!'
The story can be used against a wicked man who hides his plots behind a veil of pretense.

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.

Perry 160: Gibbs (Oxford) 33 [English]
Perry 160: L'Estrange 186 [English]
Perry 160: Townsend 90 [English]
Perry 160: Chambry 231 [Greek]

You can find a compilation of Perry's index to the Aesopica in the gigantic appendix to his edition of Babrius and Phaedrus for the Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1965). This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in the Aesopic fable tradition. Invaluable.