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“The Frog and The Mouse” Part 3
A more complete look of my illustration for Aesop’s classic fable, which I’ve been attempting to retell.
The story continues, as our companion duo, accompany one another across the pond. The once suspiciously happy frog has now grown a more serious tone, as the water slowly rises, but the maniacal smile remained. As the group reached their midway point, the frogs grip tightened around the mouses tail, and began to descend himself into the depths of the cold water.
As quickly as the frog sprang from the pond bank, he sank down deep and with him, he pulled the struggling mouse. The frog held strong and tightly, until there was no longer a struggle, and furry body began to raise to the surface.
The frog had tried to rid the mouse of their life, but he still could not rid himself of the mouse’s long tail. The frog attempted to swim away, but as the tail became entangled around himself, he moved slower and slower. As well, Unbeknownst to the frog, above the pond, flew a hungry hawk; And just as the mouse’s body rose to the water’s surface, the hawk plummeted towards the ground. Talons skimmed across water until finally, squeezing its prey, and dragging the mouses body from the water. Talons gripped across the mouses rib cage, squeezing the water from the mouse’s lungs, and jolting the mouse’s spirit back into their body. While the now struggling frog, only managed to entangle himself more, until he was also plucked from the water. Hanging and swinging from the mouse’s tail, the frog’s grinning face, turned into a expression of fear.
In the end, the hungry hawk got his meal, and the frog dealt with the consequences of his actions. Oh, as for the mouse, they managed to escape to freedom. As the hawk gorged on the fat frog.
That’s the end! The story will be better and not so spur of the moment at “An Appalachian Aesop”! Come down and check it out, July 18th
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