Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Illustrated:Rusticus et Coluber


M0828 - M0829 - M0830

829. Rusticus et Coluber. Rusticus repertum in altiori nive colubrum, frigore prope enectum, domum tulit et ad focum adiecit. Coluber, ab igni vires virusque recipiens et non amplius flammam ferens, totum tugurium sibilando infecit. Accurrit rusticus et, correpta sude, verbis verberibusque cum eo iniuriam expostulat, “Num haec est quam retulit gratia, eripiendo vitam illi cui vitam debuit?”

rusticus et coluber

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M0829 = Perry176. Source: Barlow’s Aesop 50. This is Perry 176. For another fable about unwise kindness shown to a snake, see #622. For unwelcome houseguests, see the vipers and the hedgehogs, #183.

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