Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
551. THE MONKEY AND THE BUTCHER
Perry 496 (Phaedrus
A man noticed a monkey hanging in the butcher's shop amidst the other
merchandise and foods for sale, and he asked what the monkey tasted like.
'Well,' joked the butcher, 'its taste is a perfect match for its face!'
I think the butcher's remark is more funny than true; I have often
met with beautiful people who actually turned out to be complete scoundrels,
while having known some ugly people who were truly excellent individuals.
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.