Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
265. THE WOLF AND HIS SHADOW
Perry 260 (Chambry
There was once a wolf who went wandering in the desert as the sun was
sinking and about to set. Seeing his long shadow, the wolf exclaimed,
'Should someone as great as myself be afraid of a lion? I'm a hundred
feet tall! Clearly I should be the king of all the animals in the world!'
As the wolf was boasting, a mighty lion seized and devoured him. Realizing
his mistake after the fact, the wolf exclaimed, 'My self-conceit has been
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.