Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
77. THE DOG AND THE GARDENER
Perry 120 (Syntipas
A gardener had a dog who had fallen into a well. The gardener lowered
himself down into the well to pull the dog out, but the dog only gave
the man a nasty bite, thinking that the man intended to plunge him even
deeper into the water. After the dog had bitten him, the gardener said,
'It serves me right for making such an effort to pull you out of the well,
when all you can do is attack me.'
This fable indicts people who are foolish and ungrateful.
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.