Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE BULL AND THE MOUSE
A bull was bitten by a mouse. Smarting from the sting, the bull began to chase
the mouse but the mouse was too quick for him and managed to hide in the depths
of his mouse hole. The bull came to a halt and dug his horns into the walls
until finally he sank down in exhaustion and went to sleep right there in front
of the hole. The mouse peeped out from inside his hole, crept up on the bull,
bit him again, and ran back inside his hole. The bull leaped to his feet but
he had no idea what to do. 'It's not always the big one who has the power,'
said the mouse, 'in some cases being humble and small is a strength!'
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 353: Caxton Avyan 23 [English]
Perry 353: Gibbs (Oxford) 241 [English]
Perry 353: Townsend 146 [English]
Perry 353: Steinhowel Avyan 23 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 353: Babrius 112 [Greek]
Perry 353: Avianus 31 [Latin]
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.