Sunday, September 4, 2011

Image: Malus Exspoliata


M0709 - M0710 - M0711

710. Malus Exspoliata. Malus, pulchris optimisque fructibus onusta, superbiebat, nam quotidie herilis familia ad ipsam ventitabat pomum decerpendi gratia, modo hoc, modo illud, cui maturitas pretium addidisset. Sic malus illa stulta credidit amicos facere. At postquam nil superfuit, praeter folia. Repente sese desertam videns, “Heu,” inquit, “mihi diviti multus amicus fuerat, quoniam nullus est nunc pauperi.”



M0710 (not in Perry). Source: Desbillons 2.1 (adapted into prose). This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; it appears original to Desbillons, as he cites no source. Compare the fable of the wolf without friends, #96.

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