Hares and Frogs

Victorian illustration to download from a picture by Randolph Caldecott of hares and frogs to illustrate Aesop’s Fable: ‘Some hares becoming conscious of their own faint-heartedness determined to throw themselves down some precipice. So they proceeded to a steep rock with a marsh lying close by it. A number of frogs, who were there, on hearing the pattering of the hares’ feet, plunged to the bottom of the marsh. One of the hares said to the others, ‘I don’t think now there is any need for us to throw oursleves over; here we have found creatures fainter hearted than ourselves.”