Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
244. The Ass in the Lion's Skin (Perry
AN ASS, having put on the Lion's skin, roamed about in the forest and
amused himself by frightening all the foolish animals he met in his wanderings.
At last coming upon a Fox, he tried to frighten him also, but the Fox
no sooner heard the sound of his voice than he exclaimed, 'I might possibly
have been frightened myself, if I had not heard your bray.'
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