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M0371 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 78. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable of the sheep and the dog, #296. For other animals pleading for mercy, see the weasel and the man, #193 or the hunter, the partridge, and the rooster, #531.