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Fable Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
The Two Frogs

Two Frogs were neighbors. One inhabited a deep pond, far
removed from public view; the other lived in a gully containing
little water, and traversed by a country road. The Frog that lived
in the pond warned his friend to change his residence and
entreated him to come and live with him, saying that he would
enjoy greater safety from danger and more abundant food.
The other refused, saying that he felt it so very hard to leave
a place to which he had become accustomed. A few days afterwards
a heavy wagon passed through the gully and crushed him to death
under its wheels.

A willful man will have his way to his own hurt.

(Translated by George Fyler Townsend, 1814-1900)


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