Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
187. The Two Frogs (Perry 69)
TWO FROGS were neighbors. One inhabited a deep pond, far removed from
public view; the other lived in a gully containing little water, and traversed
by a country road. The Frog that lived in the pond warned his friend to
change his residence and entreated him to come and live with him, saying
that he would enjoy greater safety from danger and more abundant food.
The other refused, saying that he felt it so very hard to leave a place
to which he had become accustomed. A few days afterwards a heavy wagon
passed through the gully and crushed him to death under its wheels.
A willful man will have his way to his own hurt.
George Fyler Townsend's translation of the fables, first published in 1867, is
in the public domain and can be found at many websites, including Project
Illustrations come from: Aesop's Fables, by George Fyler Townsend, with
illustrations by Harrison Weir, 1867, at Google