The Expeditious Frog

A fox came one day at full speed to a pond to drink. A frog who was

sitting there, began to croak at him. Then, said the fox, "Be off with

you, or I'll swallow you."

The frog, however, replied: "Don't give yourself such airs; I am

swifter than you!"

At this the fox laughed; but as the frog persisted in boasting of his

swiftness, the fox said at length: "Now, then, we will both run to the

next town, and we shall see which can go the faster."

Then the fox turned round, and as he did so, the frog leapt up into

his bushy tail. Off went the fox, and when he reached the gate of the

city, he turned round again to see if he could spy the frog coming

after him. As he did so, the frog hopped out of his tail on the

ground. The fox, after looking all about without being able to see the

frog, turned round once more in order to enter the city.

Then the frog called out to him: "So! you are come at last? I am just

going back again, for I really thought you meant not to come at all."

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