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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:


A charcoal burner who lived in a certain house decided it would be a good idea to live together with a fuller who had moved in next door. But the fuller told him, 'How on earth would I be able to carry on with my work? I am afraid that whatever I washed white, you would cover with soot!'
The story shows that opposites are utterly incompatible.

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.

Perry 29: Gibbs (Oxford) 542 [English]
Perry 29: L'Estrange 67 [English]
Perry 29: L'Estrange 68 [English]
Perry 29: Townsend 5 [English]
Perry 29: Chambry 56 [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.