Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Ass and the Frogs

AN ASS, carrying a load of wood, passed through a pond. As he was crossing through the water he lost his footing, stumbled and fell, and not being able to rise on account of his load, groaned heavily. Some Frogs frequenting the pool heard his lamentation, and said, "What would you do if you had to live here always as we do, when you make such a fuss about a mere fall into the water?"

The Ass replied, "Have you ever carried a huge load of wood through this pond? Are you even able to give me a hand? I thought not. Piss off."

"You misunderstand us," said the Frogs. "We are merely saying that this place sucks."

While the cunning Frogs had the Ass thus distracted, a hoard of leaches secured themselves to him and began gorging.

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.

The Ass and the Frogs (original fable)

AN ASS, carrying a load of wood, passed through a pond. As he was crossing through the water he lost his footing, stumbled and fell, and not being able to rise on account of his load, groaned heavily. Some Frogs frequenting the pool heard his lamentation, and said, "What would you do if you had to live here always as we do, when you make such a fuss about a mere fall into the water?"

Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.

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