The Frog's Philosophy


That the humble must pay for the folly of the high and mighty was conceded by a frog who viewed from a marsh a combat of some bulls. "Alas!" said he, "what terrible reason is threatening us!" Asked why he said so, since the bulls were fighting for the sole right of power in the herd and lived far from the domicile of the frogs, he replied, "Their homes are at a distance and they are of a different kind; still, he who is expelled from his own meadow will take flight and trample us with hard hoofs. Thus does their fury make of others less secure than safety."