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Author: Aesop

Translated into English
  by George Fyler Townsend - 1867

Source: Aesop's Fables (nr. 262)

Based on Κύνες λιμώττουσαι

Country of origin: Greece


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The Dogs and the Hides

Aesop / George Fyler Townsend

SOME DOGS famished with hunger saw a number of cowhides steeping in a river. Not being able to reach them, they agreed to drink up the river, but it happened that they burst themselves with drinking long before they reached the hides. Attempt not impossibilities.