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Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)

Perry 141 (Chambry 201 *)

A lion heard a frog croaking loudly and turned towards the sound, thinking that this must be the sound of some huge beast. After a while, the lion saw the frog come up out of the swamp. He went over to the frog and as he crushed him underfoot, the lion said, 'No one should be worried about a sound before the thing itself has been examined.'
This fable is for a man with a big mouth who talks and talks without accomplishing anything.

Note: For another fable about noisy frogs, see Fable 54.

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.