The Rabbits and the Frogs

A rabbit was speaking to his fellow rabbits. "We live our lives in fear," he said, "and a life of fear is not worth living. I'm going to end it all. If you feel the same, follow me."
Then the rabbit hopped down to the pond to drown himself, and so did all the other rabbits.
The thumping of the rabbits on their way to the pond terrified the frogs, who jumped into the water.
"Oh look!" said the rabbit. "The frogs are even more scared than we are. I guess being a rabbit is not so bad after all."


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 164 in the book, which is Perry 138.




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