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The following is a tale of ancient times:—
The snake said, "I cannot stay in this country for there is no food; I will, therefore, migrate to a foreign land."
Thereupon the frog replied:—
"There is no necessity for you to go away." Upon this the snake asked, "Why do you say so?" The frog answered: "If in staying in this country you find you cannot obtain sufficient food, you will, if you swallow one of my legs, be fully satisfied; p. 226 there is therefore no necessity for you to go away." And so the snake did not migrate but stayed in the land; and now, whenever it sees a frog it always has a great desire to swallow it."