Aesop's Fables... in Latin!

Fābula 35: Dē Rūsticō et Colubrō (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Rūsticus repertum in altiōrī nive Colubrum, frīgore prope ēnectum, domum tulit et ad focum adiēcit. Coluber ab ignī vīres vīrusque recipiens et nōn amplius flammam ferens, tōtum tugurium sībilando infēcit. Accurrit Rūsticus et, correptā sude, verbīs verberibusque cum eō iniūriam expostulat: “Num haec est quam retulit grātia, ēripiendō vītam illī cui vītam dēbuit?”

Post comments and questions below; here are some resources to help you:
Commentary: Segmented version of the Latin text for easy reading.
Simplified Fable: Simplified version of the Latin text for pre-reading.
Barlow 50: English translation available here, plus the original Latin moral.
Flashcards: Flashcards, with macrons, at
Crossword: Crossword puzzle based on vocabulary for this fable.
Audio. If you do not see a play button here, use the Audio Tab (see above).
Digital Book: Digital facsimile of page from Barlow's 1687 publication.
Perry 176: For more Latin and English versions.

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