Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
228. THE DOG AND THE LION
Perry 132 (Chambry
A dog was chasing a lion with all his might when the lion turned around
and roared at him. The dog abandoned his pursuit, turned tail, and ran.
A fox happened to see the dog and said, 'Why on earth would you chase
after something when you cannot even stand the sound of its voice?'
It is a foolish man who wants to rival his superiors. He is doomed
to fail, and becomes a laughing-stock as well.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.