The Ox and the Frog
There was once a bunch of little frogs playing in a calm pond by the side of a meadow. Many animals came by to drink water from there. One day, as a great big ox came to the pond to drink. Awed, the frogs ran home to their mother to tell her about the awesome beast.
"Tush, child," said the mother Frog. "I can also make myself big." So she blew herself out, and blew herself out, and blew herself out. "Was he as big as this?" she asked.
“No,” her children replied. “Bigger.”
She blew herself out some more. “Was he as big as this, then?”
“No," her children said. "Bigger!"
The mother kept blowing and blowing, and swelled and swelled. "I am sure he was not as big as this," she cried. And then she burst!
Do not try to be bigger than you are! Or something you are not!
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