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The Hungry Dogs (English-French)

Dogs at a river
FABLE XX.FABLE XX.
THE HUNGRY DOGS.LES CHIENS AFFAMÉS.
Phaedrus.Phèdre.
An ill-judged project is not only without effect, but also lures mortals to their destruction.Un projet insensé non-seulement ne réussit pas, mais pousse les mortels à leur perte.
Some Dogs espied a raw hide sunk in a river.Des Chiens aperçurent un morceau de cuir au fond d’une rivière :
In order that they might more easily get it out and devour it, they fell to drinking up the water;pour le retirer et le manger plus à leur aise, ils voulurent boire toute l’eau ;
they burst, however, and perished before they could reach what they sought.mais ils crevèrent avant d’atteindre ce qu’ils désiraient.