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


A goat had given birth to a young kid. In order to protect her unsuspecting offspring, the mother warned the kid not to open the door, as she knew that there were many wild beasts prowling about the sheepfold. Having issued her warning, the mother goat then went away. Next, the wolf arrived at the door, imitating the mother goat's voice. When he heard the voice, the kid replied, 'I hear my mother's voice, but I know you are a liar and no friend of mine! By disguising yourself with my mother's voice, you think will be able to drink my blood and eat my flesh.'
It is a good idea to follow the orders given to you by your parents.

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 572: Caxton 2.9 [English]
Perry 572: Gibbs (Oxford) 301 [English]
Perry 572: L'Estrange 31 [English]
Perry 572: Steinhowel 2.9 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 572: Ademar 61 [Latin]
Perry 572: Walter of England 29 [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.