The Mouse The Frog And The Hawk
A Mouse who always lived on the land, by an unlucky chance formed
an intimate acquaintance with a Frog, who lived for the most part
in the water. The Frog, one day intent on mischief, bound the foot
of the Mouse tightly to his own. Thus joined together, the Frog first
of all led his friend the Mouse to the meadow where they were accustomed
to find their food. After this, he gradually led him towards the pool
in which he lived, until reaching the very brink, he suddenly jumped
in, dragging the Mouse with him. The Frog enjoyed the water amazingly,
and swam croaking about, as if he had done a good deed. The unhappy
Mouse was soon suffocated by the water, and his dead body floated
about on the surface, tied to the foot of the Frog. A Hawk observed
it, and, pouncing upon it with his talons, carried it aloft. The Frog,
being still fastened to the leg of the Mouse, was also carried off
a prisoner, and was eaten by the Hawk.
Harm hatch, harm catch.