Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE DOVE AND THE CROW
A dove who lived in a certain dovecote was boasting about the number of children
she had given birth to. The crow heard her and said, 'Stop your bragging! The
more children you have, the greater the slavery you bring into the world!'
The fable shows that the most unfortunate house slaves are the ones who
give birth to children in captivity.
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.
Perry 202: Gibbs (Oxford) 194 [English]
Perry 202: L'Estrange 196 [English]
Perry 202: Townsend 248 [English]
Perry 202: Chambry 302 [Greek]
You can find a compilation of Perry's index to the Aesopica in the gigantic appendix to his
edition of Babrius and Phaedrus for the Loeb Classical Library
(Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1965). This book is an absolute must for anyone interested
in the Aesopic fable tradition. Invaluable.