Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
110. The Wolf and the Housedog (Perry
A WOLF, meeting a big well-fed Mastiff with a wooden collar about his
neck asked him who it was that fed him so well and yet compelled him to
drag that heavy log about wherever he went. 'The master,' he replied.
Then said the Wolf: 'May no friend of mine ever be in such a plight; for
the weight of this chain is enough to spoil the appetite.'
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google