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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 271 = Perry 189

Ὄνος καὶ βάτραχοι.

Ὄνος ξύλων γόμον φέρων λίμνην διέβαινεν· ὀλισθὼν δέ, ὡς κατέπεσεν, ἐξαναστῆναι μὴ δυνάμενος ὠδύρετό τε καὶ ἔστενεν. Οἱ δὲ ἐν τῇ λίμνῃ βάτραχοι ἀκούσαντες αὐτοῦ τῶν στεναγμῶν ἔφασαν· Ὦ οὗτος, καὶ τί ἂν ἐποίησας, εἰ τοσοῦτον ἐνταῦθα χρόνον διέτριβες ὅσον ἡμεῖς, ὅτε πρὸς ὀλίγον πεσὼν οὕτως ὀδύρῃ; Τούτῳ τῷ λόγῳ χρήσαιτο ἄν τις πρὸς ἄνδρα ῥᾴθυμον ἐπ' ἐλαχίστοις πόνοις δυσφοροῦντα, αὐτὸς τοὺς πλείονας ῥᾳδίως ὑφιστάμενος.

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.