Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
241. THE BULL AND THE MOUSE
Perry 353 (Babrius
A bull was bitten by a mouse. Smarting from the sting, the bull began
to chase the mouse but the mouse was too quick for him and managed to
hide in the depths of his mouse hole. The bull came to a halt and dug
his horns into the walls until finally he sank down in exhaustion and
went to sleep right there in front of the hole. The mouse peeped out from
inside his hole, crept up on the bull, bit him again, and ran back inside
his hole. The bull leaped to his feet but he had no idea what to do. 'It's
not always the big one who has the power,' said the mouse, 'in some cases
being humble and small is a strength!'
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.