AESOP'S FABLES - online children's book

300 favourite fables with illustrations by Arthur Rackham

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TWO Frogs lived together in a marsh. But one hot summer the marsh dried up, and they left it to look for another place to live in : for frogs like damp places if they can get them. By and by they came to a deep well, and one of them looked down into it, and said to the other, ' This looks a nice cool place : let us jump in and settle here." But the other, who had a wiser head on his shoulders, replied, '' Not so fast, my friend : supposing this well dried up like the marsh, how should we get out again ? '
Think twice before you act.
A CRAB once left the seashore and went and settled in a meadow some way inland, which looked very nice and green and seemed likely to be a good place to feed in. But a hungry Fox came along and spied the Crab and caught him. Just as he was going to be eaten up, the Crab said, This is just what I deserve ; for I had no business to leave my natural home by the sea and settle here as though I belonged to the land.'
Be content with your lot.