Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
90. THE DEER AND HER FRIENDS
Perry 305 (Syntipas
A deer had fallen ill and was resting on the grassy plain. When the other
animals came to see her, they ate up all the grass in her pasture. As
a result, when the deer recovered from her illness, she ended up dying
since her pasture had come to an end.
The fable shows that there is no benefit in having lots of foolish
friends; in fact, it can be a disaster.
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.