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Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)

Perry 480 (Phaedrus 1.19)

There is danger lurking in the words of a wicked person, which the following story warns us to avoid.
A dog who was about to give birth to puppies asked another dog if she could deliver the litter in her kennel. The owner of the kennel agreed. Later on, when the owner asked for her house back, the mother dog begged her to let her stay just a little while longer, until her puppies were strong enough to follow her. When this new deadline had passed, the owner of the kennel began to assert her claim more forcefully, but the mother dog retorted, 'If you think you are a match for me and all my brood, then come and get it!'

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.