The Hares and the Frogs

THE HARES, oppressed by their own exceeding timidity and weary of

the perpetual alarm to which they were exposed, with one accord

determined to put an end to themselves and their troubles by

jumping from a lofty precipice into a deep lake below. As they

scampered off in large numbers to carry out their resolve, the

Frogs lying on the banks of the lake heard the noise of their

feet and rushed helter-skelter to the deep water for safety. On

seeing the rapid disappearance of the Frogs, one of the Hares

cried out to his companions: "Stay, my friends, do not do as you

intended; for you now see that there are creatures who are still

more timid than ourselves."

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