Aesop's Fables: Sir Roger L'Estrange (1692)
142. TWO FROGS THAT WANTED WATER (Perry
Upon the drying of a Lake, two Frogs were forc’d to quit, and to seek
for Water elsewhere. As they were upon the Search, they discover’d a very
deep Well. Come, (says one to t’other) let us e’en go down here, without
looking any further. You say well, says her Companion; but what if the
Water should fail us here too? How shall we get out again?
THE MORAL. ‘Tis good Advice to look before we leap.
L'Estrange originally published his version of the fables in 1692. There is a
very nice illustrated edition in the Children's Classics series by Knopf: Sir
Roger L'Estrange. Aesop
- Fables which is available at amazon.com.