Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
194. THE DOVE AND THE CROW
Perry 202 (Chambry
A dove who lived in a certain dovecote was boasting about the number
of children she had given birth to. The crow heard her and said, 'Stop
your bragging! The more children you have, the greater the slavery you
bring into the world!'
The fable shows that the most unfortunate house slaves are the ones
who give birth to children in captivity.
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.