Озвученный английский онлайн текст The Frog and the Ox (An Aesop’s Fable).
It happened on a warm summer day. An old Frog was sunning near the pool. Suddenly a breathless little Frog appeared.
“Oh, Father!” said the 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. It had horns on its head. It had a long tail and hoofs divided in two.”
“Ts, child!” said the Old Frog. “That was only Farmer White’s Ox. It isn’t so big either. It may be taller than I, but I could make myself as broad. Just you see.”
So he blew himself up, and blew himself up, and blew himself up.“Was the Ox as big as this?” asked the old Frog. “Much bigger,” said the young Frog.
Again the old one blew himself up and asked if the Ox was that big. “Bigger, Father, bigger.”
The Frog took a deep breath. He blew and blew and blew. He swelled and swelled and swelled. Then he said, “I am sure the Ox is not as big as — “But at that moment he burst.
Moral: self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.