The Two Frogs
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.
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.