[Read more…] about The Frog and The Ox
A frog inflates itself bragging he can be as big as an ox or bull. Too big, too bad. Pop.
Conceit may lead to self-destruction.
[Read more…] about The Frogs Pick a King
Frogs prayed for a king but got a log. Prayed again and got a stork who started to have a feast on them.
People are never satisfied.
[Read more…] about The Boys and The Frogs
Boys playing by a pond began to throw rocks at Frogs, killing several. Frogs cried out they should stop as sport to the Boys was death to the Frogs.
Play for one may be death to another.
[Read more…] about The Toad and The May-Fly
An ancient Toad bragged about his background. A May-fly, born that morning, related how his life meant far more than the life of the old Toad. He was right.
Size and age don’t indicate importance.
[Read more…] about The Two Frogs
Two Frogs had to leave their dry pond and encountered a well. One said they should live there; the other cautioned about getting out if they needed to.
Look before you leap.
[Read more…] about The Frog and The Tadpole
A Tadpole admired a canebreak until a wind snapped off pieces at which point the Frog mother pointed out what looked good was pith and emptiness.
Looks are not everything.