The Frogs' Complaint Against the Sun

: Aesop's Fables

ONCE UPON A TIME, when the Sun announced his intention to take a

wife, the Frogs lifted up their voices in clamor to the sky.

Jupiter, disturbed by the noise of their croaking, inquired the

cause of their complaint. One of them said, "The Sun, now while

he is single, parches up the marsh, and compels us to die

miserably in our arid homes. What will be our future condition

if he should beget other suns?'