A Mouse, by an unlucky chance,
formed an intimate acquaintance with
The Frog one day, intent on
mischief, bound the foot of the
Mouse tightly to his own.
Thus joined together, the Frog led
his friend toward the pool in which
he lived, until he reached the very
brink, when suddenly jumping in, he
dragged the Mouse in with him.
The Frog enjoyed the water
amazingly, and swam croaking about
as if he had done a meritorious
The unhappy Mouse was soon
suffocated with the water, and his
dead body floated about on the
surface, tied to the foot of the
A Hawk observed it, and, pouncing
upon it, carried it up aloft.
The Frog, being still fastened to
the leg of the Mouse, was also
carried off a prisoner, and was
eaten by the Hawk.