Friday, October 29, 2010

Image: Luporum Legati ad Regem


M0103 - M0104 - M0105
104. Luporum Legati ad Regem. Lupi olim legatos miserunt ad Anglorum regem; unum rogant de genere suo marem unamque feminam in terras eius portare liceat. Rex providus abnuit et “Si isti duo,” dixit, “recipiantur, mox facile crescant in gregem milliarium; etenim malorum genus cito propagatur.”



M0104 (not in Perry). Source: Desbillons 7.3 (adapted into prose). This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; it appears original to Desbillons, as he cites no source. For someone who foolishly raises wolves instead of banishing them, see #78.

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