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Author: Aesop

Translated into English
  by George Fyler Townsend - 1867

Source: Aesop's Fables (nr. 172)

Based on Λαγωοὶ καὶ βάτραχοι

Country of origin: Greece


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The Hares and the Foxes

Aesop / George Fyler Townsend

THE HARES waged war with the Eagles, and called upon the Foxes to help them. They replied, "We would willingly have helped you, if we had not known who you were, and with whom you were fighting." Count the cost before you commit yourselves.