Aesop's Fable Friday
The Frogs were discontented because no one ruled over them, so they asked Jupiter for a King.
Jupiter, despising their folly, cast a log into their pool, and said that would be their King.
The Frogs were terrified by the splash, and jumped to the deepest parts of the pool; but when they saw the log remain motionless, they began to feel such contempt for it that they even took to sitting upon it.
Thinking that King was an insult to their dignity, they sent to Jupiter again, and begged him to take away the sluggish King and to give them another and a better one.
Jupiter sent a Stork to rule them, who arrived and began to catch and eat the Frogs as fast as he could.
Moral of the story: That governs best which governs least.