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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


It happened that a slender fox had made her way through a narrow crack into a coffer of grain. After eating her fill, she wanted to get back out again but her swollen body prevented her from doing so. At a safe distance the weasel said to her, 'If you want to get out of there, you better be as thin when you go back through that narrow crack as you were when you went in!'

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 24: Gibbs (Oxford) 443 [English]
Perry 24: Townsend 134 [English]
Perry 24: Babrius 86 [Greek]
Perry 24: Chambry 30 [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.