Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
172. The Hares and the Foxes (Perry
THE HARES waged war with the Eagles, and called upon the Foxes to help
them. They replied, 'We would willingly have helped you, if we had not
known who you were, and with whom you were fighting.'
Count the cost before you commit yourselves.
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