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Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)

Perry 323 (Chambry 166 *)

A raven who had been caught in a snare prayed to Apollo, promising that he would make an offering of frankincense if Apollo would rescue him from the snare. The raven escaped, but he forgot about his vow. Later on he was caught in another snare, but he ignored Apollo this time and instead vowed a sacrifice to Hermes. Hermes then said to the bird, 'You wretched creature! How can I trust you, when you betrayed your former master?'

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.