Monday, August 23, 2010

Illustrated: Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus


M0233 - M0234 - M0235
234. Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus. Asinus, in silvam veniens, exuvias leonis offendit. Quibus indutus, in pascua redit, greges et armenta territans fugansque. Herus autem, qui vagum fallacemque asinum perdiderat, occurrit. Asinus, viso hero, cum rugitu obviam fecit. At herus, prehensis quae extabant auriculis, “Alios licet,” inquit, “fallas; ego te probe novi.” Quod non es, nec te esse simules.

Asinus in Pelle Leonis

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M0234 = Perry188. Source: Barlow’s Aesop 72. This is Perry 188. Compare the fable of the ram in the dog’s skin, #313. For another story about the donkey in the lion’s skin, see #56. For the donkey’s long ears, see #222.

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