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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 14 = Perry 7

Αἴλουρος καὶ ὄρνιθες.

Αἴλουρος ἀκούσας ὅτι ἔν τινι ἐπαύλει ὄρνεις νοσοῦσι, σχηματίσας ἑαυτὸν εἰς ἰατρὸν καὶ τὰ τῆς ἐπιστήμης πρόσφορα ἀναλαβῶν ἐργαλεῖα, παραγένετο, καὶ στᾶς πρὸ τῆς ἐπαύλεως ἐπυνθάνετο αὐτῶν πῶς ἔχοιεν. Αἱ δὲ ὑποτυχοῦσα· " Καλῶς, ἔφασαν, ἐὰν σὺ ἐντεῦθεν ἀπαλλαγῇς."
Οὕτως καὶ τῶν ἀθρώπων οἱ πονηροὶ τοὺς φρονίμους οὐ λανθάνουσι, κἂν τὰ μάλιστα χρηστότητα ὑποκρίνωνται.

Chambry published a multivolume edition of the fables for the Belles Lettres series in 1925/6 (Paris). He later revised this into a single volume, omitting hundreds of the fable variants. In addition, the numeration between these two volumes is not consistent. The texts here are taken from the 1925/6 edition, but the numeration follows the stanard single volume edition.