Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
443. THE FOX AND THE WEASEL
Perry 24 (Horace,
Epistles 1.7.29 ff.)
It happened that a slender fox had made her way through a narrow crack
into a coffer of grain. After eating her fill, she wanted to get back
out again but her swollen body prevented her from doing so. At a safe
distance the weasel said to her, 'If you want to get out of there, you
better be as thin when you go back through that narrow crack as you were
when you went in!'
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.