The Mouse, the Frog, and the
Hawk."Choose your allies carefully"
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. One day, the Frog was intent on
mischief. He tied the foot of the Mouse tightly to his own. Thus joined
together, the Frog led his friend the Mouse to the meadow where they usually
searched for food.
After this, he gradually led him towards the pond in which he lived, until
reaching the banks of the water, 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 sputtered and drowned in the water, and his poor dead
body floating about on the surface. A Hawk observed the foating Mouse from the
sky, and dove down and grabbed it with his talons, carrying it back to his nest.
The Frog, being still fastened to the leg of the Mouse, was also carried off a
prisoner, and was eaten by the Hawk.
MORAL : "Choose your allies carefully"