Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE ARAB AND HIS CAMEL
An Arab loaded up his camel and then asked whether he preferred to take the
uphill path or the downhill path. With a burst of inspiration, the camel replied,
'So the level road is blocked, is it?'
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.
Perry 287: Gibbs (Oxford) 560 [English]
Perry 287: Townsend 282 [English]
Perry 287: Babrius 8 [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.