Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustrated: Rana et Bos

M0598 - M0599 - M0600
599. Rana et Bos. Rana, cupida aequandi bovem, se distendebat. Filius hortabatur matrem coepto desistere, dicens nihil enim esse ranam ad bovem. Illa autem, posthabito consilio, secundum intumuit. Clamitat natus, “Crepes licet, mater, bovem numquam vinces.” Tertium autem cum intumuisset, crepuit.

Rana et Bos

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M0599 = Perry376. Source: Barlow’s Aesop 26. This is Perry 376. Compare the fable of the crow imitating the eagle, #431.