Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
145. THE FOX, THE DONKEY AND THE LION
Perry 191 (Chambry
The fox and the donkey were partners in a hunting expedition but when
they encountered a lion, the fox recognized the danger they were in. She
went to the lion and offered to betray the donkey if the lion would promise
to spare her life in return. The lion agreed to let the fox go, and the
fox then led the donkey into a trap and made him fall in. Once he saw
that the donkey could not escape, the lion immediately seized the fox,
saving the donkey for later.
Likewise, it is often the case that if you plot against your associates,
you will be destroyed together with them.
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.