Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
56. THE BEAR, THE LION AND THE FOX GO HUNTING
Perry 416 (Ignatius
Diaconus, Tetrasticha 2.7)
The bear, the lion, and the fox went hunting together. While the lion
and the bear tracked down their prey by their own efforts, the fox instead
found a camel who had been tied to a post. She then went and told her
companions that this was something they could catch.
Note: These tetrasticha, or "four-line" poems, were composed
by Ignatius the Deacon and his imitators in ninth century Byzantium.
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.