The Ox and the Frog

026. THE OX AND THE FROG. An ox, grazing in a meadow, chanced to set his foot among a parcel of young frogs, and trod one of them to death. The rest informed their mother, when she came home, what had happened, telling her that the beast which did it was the hugest creature that they ever saw in their lives.
“What! Was it so big?” says the old frog, swelling and blowing up her speckled belly to a great degree.
“Oh! Bigger by a vast deal,” said they.
“And so big?” says she, straining herself yet more.
“Indeed, mamma,” said they, “if you were to burst yourself, you would never be so big.” She strove yet again, and burst herself indeed. [more info]

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