~ 93. The Mouse in the Soup ~



There was a big pot of soup on the stove, and the cook had left the lid off.
A mouse smelled the soup: irresistible!
So the mouse climbed up onto the pot, and then she jumped in.
As she splashed about in the broth, she gobbled the soup greedily. It was delicious!
Realizing she had no means of escape, the mouse sighed. "So be it!" she squeaked. "I've eaten well, my stomach is full, and I'm ready to die."
Having spoken her last words, the mouse disappeared into the depths of the soup.
Such is the end of all gluttons.

Inspired byMille Fabulae et Una, a collection of Latin fables that I've edited, free to read online. I am not translating the Latin here; instead, I am just telling a 100-word version of the fable.
Notes: This is fable 201 in the book, which is Perry 167.


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