Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
25. The Mountain in Labor (Perry 520)
A MOUNTAIN was once greatly agitated. Loud groans and noises were heard,
and crowds of people came from all parts to see what was the matter. While
they were assembled in anxious expectation of some terrible calamity,
out came a Mouse.
Don't make much ado about nothing.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google