Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Image: Canis Aquam Timens


M0350 - M0351 - M0352
351. Canis Aquam Timens. Canis quidam, quoties pluebat, domo egredi non audebat. Interrogatus ab alio cane cur hoc faceret, “Quoniam,” inquit, “ferventi aqua excoctus sum.” Fabula indicat gravia mala expertis levissima quaeque timeri esse.



M0351 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 119. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable of the hen scared of the fox’s skin, #566.

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