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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A bird catcher had captured a partridge and was ready to strangle her right there on the spot. The partridge wanted to save her life so she pleaded with the bird catcher and said, 'If you release me from this snare, I will lure many partridges here and bring them to you.' The bird catcher was made even more angry by this and he killed the partridge immediately.
This fable shows that someone who lays a trap for others will fall victim to it himself.

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 265: Gibbs (Oxford) 45 [English]
Perry 265: L'Estrange 134 [English]
Perry 265: Townsend 289 [English]
Perry 265: Babrius 138 [Greek]
Perry 265: Chambry 285 [Greek]
Perry 265: Chambry 300 [Greek]
Perry 265: Syntipas 26 [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.