Books: The Professor And the Frog

A scholar turns to parables

There once was a family of Hungarian frogs that went on a hopping holiday to the mountains of Transylvania. The mountain forests were aswarm with wolves and wildcats, so the mother frog warned her children to keep quiet. Her youngest son defiantly boasted, "I am proud to be a frog, and it is in the nature of a frog to croak." He hopped off one day to the bank of a pond and croaked so loudly and so long that a mountain goat spotted him and killed him. "I told...

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