Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
40. The Horse and Groom (Perry 319)
A GROOM used to spend whole days in currycombing and rubbing down his
Horse, but at the same time stole his oats and sold them for his own profit.
'Alas!' said the Horse, 'if you really wish me to be in good condition,
you should groom me less, and feed me more.'
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