The Man Bitten by a Dog

by Aesop

A MAN who had been bitten by a Dog was going about asking who could cure him. One that met him said: Sir, if you would be cured, take a bit of bread, and dip it in the blood of the wound, and give it to the dog that bit you. The Man smiled, and said: If I were to follow your advice, I should be bitten by all the dogs in the city.

He who proclaims himself ready to buy up his enemies will never want a supply of them.


Aesop's Fables
Copyright 1881
Translator: unknown
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset,