Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Harrison Weir images. This is actually an illustration for a different fable, but the sad-looking shepherd seemed to fit this fable, too!
M0365 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 124. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. For another plan gone awry, see the story of the man who lit the fox’s tail on fire, #831.