Aesop's Fables: Townsend (1867)
139. The Two Frogs (Perry 43)
TWO FROGS dwelt in the same pool. When the pool dried up under the summer's
heat, they left it and set out together for another home. As they went
along they chanced to pass a deep well, amply supplied with water, and
when they saw it, one of the Frogs said to the other, 'Let us descend
and make our abode in this well: it will furnish us with shelter and food.'
The other replied with greater caution, 'But suppose the water should
fail us. How can we get out again from so great a depth?'
Do nothing without a regard to the consequences.
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