Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
374. THE DOG AND THE HARE
Perry 136 (Syntipas
A dog was running after a hare and when he caught him, he would alternately
bite the hare and then lick the blood that flowed from the wound. The
hare thought that the dog was kissing him, so he said, 'You should either
embrace me as a friend, or bite me like an enemy.'
This fable shows that some people make an outward show of friendship
but inwardly they are filled with wickedness and hostility.
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.