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 BLACKSMITHS AND THE MOUSE
A mouse was carrying away the corpse of another mouse who had died of starvation.
The blacksmiths stood there and laughed when they saw this. The mouse who was
still among the living addressed the blacksmiths through his plentiful tears,
'Shame on you: you cannot even manage to sustain a single mouse!'
Do not laugh at the calamity that befalls your neighbour.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.
Perry 354: Gibbs (Oxford) 424 [English]
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.