Monday, January 02, 2006

A Mouse Fable

"Then the Frogs, with a great cry, called
On their Gods and sounded the fell
Note of war, while up the bank each Mouse
In place knelt by his spear and prayed
To the God of the Fields for Victory."

- From The Battle of the Frogs & Mice, by George W. Martin, illustrated by Fred Gwynne

A fable disguised as a fascinating children's story, "The Battle of the Frogs & Mice" resonates with me as an adult; I love how it creates not only a world of the small and many times ignored, but it teaches a lesson, and challenges me to think...

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