Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
366. THE TWO HYENAS
Perry 243 (Chambry
They say that the hyena has a double nature: for a period of time the
hyena is male, and then later on she is female. The story goes that when
a male hyena was treating a female badly, she said to him, 'Listen here:
remember how things used to be, and don't forget that I will be a male
hyena the next time around!'
The fable is a lesson for someone who is temporarily in a position
of authority: people who have been judged in the past can later on be
in a position to judge their former teachers.
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.