An Ox, drinking at a pool, trod on a brood of young frogs, and crushed one of them to death.
The mother, coming up and missing one of her sons, inquired of his brothers what had become of him.
"He is dead, dear mother; for just now a very huge beast with four great feet came to the pool, and crushed him to death with his cloven heel."
The Frog, puffing herself out, inquired, "If the beast was as big as that in size."
"Cease, mother, to puff yourself out," said her son, "and do not be angry; for you would, I assure you, sooner burst than successfully imitate the hugeness of that monster."
Aesop Author of the Fable: The Ox and the Frog
Nationality of Aesop - Ethiopian or Greek or Greek
Lifespan of Aesop - He lived approximately 620 - 560 BC
Life of Aesop - Slave - Author of the book of fables
Famous Works - Aesop's Fable book featuring:
"The Goose With the Golden Eggs", "The Fisher",
"The Ox and the Frog" and "The Sick Lion"
The Ox and the Frog Fable
A Free Aesop's Fable with a moral for kids & children
Moral: Impossible things we cannot hope to attain, and it is of no use to try.