|188. The Monkey And The Dolphin|
A Sailor, bound on a long voyage
, took with him a Monkey to amuse him while on shipboard. As he sailed off the coast of Greece, a violenttempest arose, in which the ship was wrecked, and he, his Monkey, and all the crew were obliged to swim for their lives. A Dolphin saw the Monkey contending with the waves, and supposing him to be a man (whom he is always said to be friend), came and placed himself under him, to convey him on his back in safety to the shore. When the Dolphin arr
ived with his burden in sight of land not far from Athens, he demanded of the Monkey if he were an Athenian, who replied that he was, and that he was descended from one of the most noble families in that city. He then inquired if he kn
ew the Piraeus (the famous harbour of Athens). The Monkey, supposing that a man was meant, answered, that he knew him very well, and that he was an intimate friend. The Dolphin, indignant at these falsehoods, dipped
the Monkey under the water, and drowned him.
一位水手，某次出海远洋，带一只猴子在身边，以便在船上时可以解闷。 当他离开希腊的海岸时，海上起了狂风大浪，他的船就在这大风浪中翻没，他和他的猴子以及其它的船夫，都不得不游泳逃生。 一只海豚看见猴子在海浪中挣扎，还以为是一个人（据说海豚常常帮助人类），便游了过去，将自己的身子垫到它底下，将它放到背上，安全地运上岸去。 当海豚背上载着猴子，到了看得见雅典的时候，它问猴子可是雅典人，猴子回答它说是，并且还说它是那城中某家世族的后代。 于是海豚又问它，可知道派雷亚斯（雅典的著名海港）。