The Hares and the Frogs

Hares, as you know, are very timid. The least shadow, sends them scurrying in fright to a hiding place. Once they decided to die rather than live in such misery. But while they were debating how best to meet death, they thought they heard a noise and in a flash were scampering off to the warren. On the way they passed a pond where a family of Frogs was sitting among the reeds on the bank. In an instant the startled Frogs were seeking safety in the mud.

"Look," cried a Hare, "things are not so bad after all, for here are creatures who are even afraid of us!"

 

Moral

However unfortunate we may think we are there is always someone worse off than ourselves.

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The two pots

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The Peacock

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The Bear and The Two Friends

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The Eagle and The Kite

An Eagle sat high in the branches of a great Oak. She seemed very sad and drooping for an Eagle...