Sabtu, 02 Juni 2012

The Frog and the ox (english version)


Pengarang:Aesop 

afternoon a grand and wonderful ox was on his daily stroll, when he was noticed by a small haggardly frog. The frog was too impressed with the great ox, impressed to the point of envy.
     "Look at this magnificent ox!" he called to all his friends, "He's such a grand size for an animal, but he's no greater than I am if I tried."
     The frog started puffing and swelled from his normal size.
     "Am I as large as the wonderful ox?" he asked his friends.
     "No, no, not near as grand as the ox," they replied.
     So, the frog puffed himself up more and more, trying to reach the state of the ox.
     "Now? now?" asked the frog.
     "No, no. But please, don't try anymore," pleaded his friends.
     But the frog continue to puff and swell, larger and larger until he finally burst. 





Aesop was a slave in ancient Greece. He was a keen observer of both animals and people. Most of the characters in his stories are animals, some of which take on human characteristic and are personified in ways of speech and emotions. However, the majority of his character retain their animalistic qualities; tortoise are slow, hares are quick, tigers eat bird, etc. Aesop uses these qualities and natural tendencies of animals to focus on human traits and wisdom. Each fable has an accompanying moral to be learned from the tale.


sumber: www.storyit.com

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