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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A fox entered a flock of sheep, seized one of the suckling lambs and pretended to kiss it. A dog asked the fox what she was doing. 'I'm hugging and playing with the lamb,' said the fox. The dog replied, 'Well, you better let go of that lamb, or I'll play the dogs' game with you!'
This fable is suitable for an unscrupulous and foolish man who wants to be a thief.

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 41: Gibbs (Oxford) 373 [English]
Perry 41: Chambry 36 [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.