Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
312. The Frogs' Complaint Against the Sun (Perry
ONCE UPON A TIME, when the Sun announced his intention to take a wife,
the Frogs lifted up their voices in clamor to the sky. Jupiter, disturbed
by the noise of their croaking, inquired the cause of their complaint.
One of them said, 'The Sun, now while he is single, parches up the marsh,
and compels us to die miserably in our arid homes. What will be our future
condition if he should beget other suns?'
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