The Ox and the Frog

19. THE OX AND THE FROG. AN OX as he was drinking at the water's edge crushed a young Frog underfoot. When the mother Frog came to the spot, for she happened to be away at the time, she asked his brothers where he was. "He is dead, mother," they said; ,a few minutes ago a great big four-legged thing came up and crushed him dead with his hoof." Thereupon the Frog began to puff herself out and ask whether the animal was as big as that. "Stop, mother; don't put yourself about," they said; "you will burst in two long before you can make yourself the same size as that beast." [more info]

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