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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 36 = Perry 41

Ἀλώπηξ καὶ κύων.

Ἀλώπηξ εἰς ἀγέλην προβάτον εἰσελθοῦσα, θηλαζόντων τῶα ἀρνίων ἓν ἀναλαβομέν η, προσεποιεῖτο καταφιλεῖν. Ἐρωτηθεῖσα δὲ ὑπὸ κυνὸς τί τοῦτο ποιεῖ· "τιθηνοῦμαι αὐτό, ἔφη, καὶ προσπαίζω." Καὶ ὁ κύων ἔφη· " Καὶ νῦν, ἐὰν μὴ ἀφῇς τὸ ἀρνίον ἀφ' ἑαυτῆς, τὰ κυνῶν σοι προσοίσω." Πρὸς ἄνδρα πᾳδιουργὸν καὶ μῶρον κλέπτην ὁ λόγος εὔκαιρος.

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.