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M0855 = (not in Perry). Source: Camerarius 384 (shortened). This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; it is a story found in the Panchatantra tradition. In a collection of wonder legends, De mirabilibus auscultationibus, spuriously attributed to Aristotle, it is said that the mice on the Greek island of Gyarus were able to eat iron. For a fable about mice who eat their way through walls, see #212.