Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
161. THE SNAKE AND THE WASP
Perry 216 (Chambry
A wasp landed on the head of a snake and began to harass him, stinging
him again and again. As he was suffering from terrible pain but couldn't
get rid of his enemy, the snake crawled into the road and looked for an
oncoming wagon. He then put his head under the wheel as he said, 'I die
together with my enemy!'
This is a fable for people who share their troubles with their enemies.
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.