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Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)

Perry 43 (Chambry 68 *)

There were two frogs whose pond had dried up, so they went looking for a new place to live. When they came to a well, one of them thought that they should jump in immediately, but the other one said, 'Wait: what if the water were to dry up here too; how would we be able to get back out again?'
The story teaches us not to approach a situation without thinking about it carefully first.

Note: L'Estrange applies a well-known English proverb in his epimythium: ''Tis good Advice to look before we leap.'

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.