Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Illustrated: Capra et Caprarius


M0317 - M0318 - M0319
318. Capra et Caprarius. Capram, aberrantem a grege longius, congregare rursus volebat caprarius. Ut vero, vocibus et fistulae sonitu usus, nihil profecit, misso lapide, et, cornu forte percusso, rogabat ne apud dominum se deferret. At illa “Amentissime,” inquit, “caprarie, cornu sonabit, etiamsi ego taceam.” Sic stulti nimis sunt, qui manifesta occultata volunt.

Caprarius, Caper et Cornu Eius

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M0318 = Perry280. Source: Aphthonius 5 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 280. For another story about a mistake that cannot be undone, see the story of the hermit and the mouse, #897.

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