Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
THE BEAR AND THE FOX
The bear boasted that he was exceptionally fond of mankind since, as he explained,
bears don't pull dead people's bodies to pieces. The fox remarked, 'I'd prefer
that you mangled the dead ones, if you'd leave the living alone!'
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.
Perry 288: Gibbs (Oxford) 375 [English]
Perry 288: Townsend 23 [English]
Perry 288: Babrius 14 [Greek]
Perry 288: Chambry 63 [Greek]
You can find a compilation of Perry's index to the Aesopica in the gigantic appendix to his
edition of Babrius and Phaedrus for the Loeb Classical Library
(Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1965). This book is an absolute must for anyone interested
in the Aesopic fable tradition. Invaluable.