Multilingual Folk Tale Database


Author: Aesop

Translated into English
  by George Fyler Townsend - 1867

Source: Aesop's Fables (nr. 152)

Based on Ἀλώπηξ καὶ πάρδαλις

Country of origin: Greece


English - aligned

Sicilian - viewaligned

Add a translation

The Fox and the Leopard

Aesop / George Fyler Townsend

THE FOX and the Leopard disputed which was the more beautiful of the two. The Leopard exhibited one by one the various spots which decorated his skin. But the Fox, interrupting him, said, "And how much more beautiful than you am I, who am decorated, not in body, but in mind."