A MOUSE who always lived on the land, by an
unlucky chance formed an intimate relation with
a Frog, who lived for the most of the time only
in the water.
The Frog, one day in mood of mischief, caught
the foot of the Mouse tightly to his own.
Thus joined together, the Frog first of all
led his friend the Mouse to the meadow where
they were going to find their food.
After this, he gradually led him towards the
pool in which he lived, until reaching the very
brink, he suddenly jumped in, dragging the Mouse
The Frog enjoyed the water amazingly, and swam
croaking about, as if he had done a good job.
The unhappy Mouse was soon suffocated by the
water, and his dead body floated about on the
surface of the water, tied to the foot of the
A Hawk observed it, and, pouncing upon it with
his talons, carried it aloft.
The Frog, being still tied to the leg of the
Mouse, was also carried off a prisoner, and was
eaten by the Hawk.
Moral: Harm hatch, harm catch.