The Frogs Frightened at the Battle of the Bulls

When the powerful are at variance, the lowly are the sufferers. A Frog, viewing from a marsh a combat of some Bulls, "Alas!" said she, "what terrible destruction is threatening us!" Being asked by another why she said so, as the Bulls were contending for the sovereignty of the herd, and passed their lives far from them, "Their habitation is at a distance," said she, "and they are of a different kind; still, he who is expelled from the sovereignty of the meadow will take to flight, and come to the secret hiding-places in the fens, and trample and crush us with his hard hoofs.
Thus does their fury
concern our safety."

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