Friday, July 1, 2011

Image: Crocodili Ova et Gallina

M0582 - M0583 - M0584
583. Crocodili Ova et Gallina. Gallina olim ova crocodili reperit et incubavit dum fetus excluderet. At illi vix vita frui incoeperunt, morsibus diris altricem enecarunt. Quisquis malos educat, malum sibi fovet.

M0583 (not in Perry). Source: Desbillons 5.10 (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 serpent’s eggs, #564.