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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 297 = Perry 211


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Παῖς λουόμενος.

Παῖς λουόμενος ἐν ποταμῷ ἐκινδύνευε πνιγῆναι. Καὶ ἰδών τινα παροδίτην ἐπεφώνει· Βοήθησόν τι. Ὁ δὲ ἐμέμφετο τῷ παιδὶ τολμηρίαν. Τὸ δὲ παιδίον εἶπεν· Ἀλλὰ νῦν μοι βοήθησον· ὕστερον δὲ σωθέντα μέμφου.
Ὁ μῦθος δηλοῖ ὅτι μὴ μέμφου, πλὴν ἐλέει· καὶ γὰρ παράληκτον ποιεῖς τὸν λυπούμενον.

Chambry published a multivolume edition of the fables for the Belles Lettres series in 1925/6 (Paris). He later revised this into a single volume, omitting hundreds of the fable variants. In addition, the numeration between these two volumes is not consistent. The texts here are taken from the 1925/6 edition, but the numeration follows the stanard single volume edition.