Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
169. THE WOLF AND THE LION
Perry 347 (Syntipas
A wolf had seized a young pig and was carrying it away when he ran into
a lion. The lion immediately took the pig away from him. After having
to surrender the pig, the wolf said to himself, 'I wondered myself how
what I acquired by theft could possibly have stayed with me.'
The fable shows that if someone acquires other people's property by
fraud or force, he cannot expect to keep it.
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.