Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
12. THE FROGS AND THE BATTLE OF THE BULLS
Perry 485 (Phaedrus
Poor folk suffer when the high and mighty are at war with one another.
A frog looked out from her pond and saw a battle taking place between
the bulls. 'Oh no!' she said, 'There is terrible danger in store for us.'
Another frog asked her why she said this, since the bulls were fighting
for control of the herd in their home far away from the frogs. The first
frog explained, 'While their habitat may be separate from ours and our
species not the same, the bull who is driven from the lordship of the
meadow will come to find a secret hiding place here in the marsh, crushing
us beneath his heavy hooves. That is why their frenzy is a matter of life
and death for us!'
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.