Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
479. THE RAVEN AND HERMES
Perry 323 (Chambry
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?'
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.