Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
270. THE LION AND THE FROG
Perry 141 (Chambry
A lion heard a frog croaking loudly and turned towards the sound, thinking
that this must be the sound of some huge beast. After a while, the lion
saw the frog come up out of the swamp. He went over to the frog and as
he crushed him underfoot, the lion said, 'No one should be worried about
a sound before the thing itself has been examined.'
This fable is for a man with a big mouth who talks and talks without
Note: For another fable about noisy frogs, see Fable
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
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