Friday, August 27, 2010

Illustrated: Leo Senex et Vulpes


M0024 - M0025 - M0026
25. Leo Senex et Vulpes. Leo, defectus annis, recubabat in spelunca sua et aegrum simulabat. Visitatum regem complures venerunt bestiae, quas protinus devoravit. Accessit etiam vulpes, sed cauta ante speluncam procul stabat, salutans regem. “Cur non intras?” interrogavit leo. Vulpes respondit, “Quod video vestigia intrantium multa, at nulla exeuntium.”

leo et vulpes

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the colored Steinhowel images. You can see the artist has even drawn in some of those tell-tale animal tracks!

M0025 = Perry142. Source: Gildersleeve 7. This is Perry 142. For an animal who foolishly approaches the lion not once but twice, see the story of the “heartless” donkey, #236.

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