|66. The Ox And The Frog|
An Ox drinking at a pool, trod on a brood
of young Frogs, and crushed one of them to death. The mother coming up, and missing one of her sons, inquired of his brothers what had become of him." He is dead, dear mother; for just now a very huge beast with four g
reat feet came to the pool, and crushed him to death with his cloven heel." The Frog, puffing herself out, inquired, "if the beast was as big as that in size." "Cease, mother, to puff yourself out," said her son, "and do not b
e angry; for you would, I assure you, sooner burst than successfullyimitate the hugeness of that monster."
一头牛在水池边喝水，踏到一群小青蛙，并且踏死了其中一只。 它们的母亲回来了，看见少了一个儿子，便问它的兄弟们，它到底去那里了？ 「亲爱的妈妈，它死了；刚才有一只巨大的四脚兽来到池边，用它分趾的蹄子，踏死了我的兄弟。」 母青蛙鼓胀着气来问说：「那野兽是不是和这个样子一般大小呢？」 她的儿子说：「妈，你不要再鼓胀着气了，请别生气，我告诉你，在你还没有成功的胀成和那怪兽一样大小时，你的肚子会先胀破了。」