Frogs Frightened at the Battle of the Bulls
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
Thus does their fury
concern our safety."