Æsop. (Sixth century B.C.) Fables. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
The Frog and the Ox
OH Father, said a little Frog to the big one sitting by the side of a pool, I have seen such a terrible monster! It was as big as a mountain, with horns on its head, and a long tail, and it had hoofs divided in two.
Tush, child, tush, said the old Frog, that was only Farmer Whites Ox. It isnt so big either; he may be a little bit taller than I, but I could easily make myself quite as broad; just you see. So he blew himself out, and blew himself out, and blew himself out. Was he as big as that? asked he.