Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Image: Gallus Vulpinam Pellem Fugiens


M0565 - M0566 - M0567
566. Gallus Vulpinam Pellem Fugiens. Gallus, a vulpe captus, magna difficultate illius manus evaserat. Hic paulo post, visa vulpis pelle, vehementer territus fugiebat. Qui, cum a ceteris irrideretur avibus quod inani timore concuteretur, “Si inter vulpis ungues ut ego,” inquit, “fuissetis, pedum vestigia, nedum pellem illius, timeretis.”



M0566 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 126. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the magpie’s fear of the hawk, #497, or the dog afraid of water, #351.

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