Saturday, October 16, 2010

Illustrated: Vulpes et Vota Eius


M0034 - M0035 - M0036
35. Vulpes et Vota Eius. Vulpes, ingressura domum rustici ubi gallinas audierat, foramen per quod transeundum erat dilatari cupiebat. Sed rursus, cum raptam gallinam ferens inde fugeret et latratum canis audiret, deos precabatur ut cani foramen esset angustum ne inde posset exire. Fabula indicat mortales pro commodis suis vota mutare.

Vulpes et Vota Eius

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M0035 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 111. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. For a different kind of fable about conflicting prayers, see the story of the man and his two daughters, #932.

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