The Hares and the Frogs

: Aesop's Fables

The Hares were so persecuted by the other beasts, they did not

know where to go. As soon as they saw a single animal approach

them, off they used to run. One day they saw a troop of wild

Horses stampeding about, and in quite a panic all the Hares

scuttled off to a lake hard by, determined to drown themselves

rather than live in such a continual state of fear. But just as

they got near the bank of the lake, a troop of Frogs, frightened

in their turn by the approach of the Hares scuttled off, and

jumped into the water. "Truly," said one of the Hares, "things

are not so bad as they seem:

"There is always someone worse off than yourself."