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The Frog who wishes to be as big as the ox

An adaptation of Jean de La Fontaine’s fable

A Frog

Sees an ox.

Beautiful size.

The ox is big, strong.

The Frog is a small animal,


He is feeble.

Jealous, he wants to be big


Like the ox.


« As big as him! »

He blows himself up


« Sister Frog, look here!

Is this enough? »

« No, no »

« And now? »

« No »

« And now? »

« Not at all. »

« What about now? »

« Oh, no. »

So the Frog swells again and again…

But too much…

And blows up!

What vanity!

Madness, yes!

The world is full of people like him.

They want to be bigger,

Unwise people

More important.