Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
226. The Dogs and the Fox (Perry 406)
SOME DOGS, finding the skin of a lion, began to tear it in pieces with
their teeth. A Fox, seeing them, said, 'If this lion were alive, you would
soon find out that his claws were stronger than your teeth.'
It is easy to kick a man that is down.
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