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Aesop's Fables: Babrius

Babrius 121 = Perry 7

Ὄρνις ποτ' ἠσθένησε. τῇ δὲ προσκύψας
αἴλουρος εἶπε "πῶς ἔχεις; τίνων χρῇζεις;
ἐγὼ παρέξω πάντα σοι· μόνον σώζου."
ἡ δ' "ἢν ἀπέλθῃς" εἶπεν "οὐκ ἀποθνῄσκω."

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