The Marriage of the Sun

Once upon a time, in a very warm summer, it was reported that the sun was going to be married. All the birds and beasts were delighted at the thought. The frogs, above all others, were determined to have a good holiday. But an old toad put a stop to their festivities by observing that it was an occasion for sorrow rather than for joy. "For if," said he, "the sun of himself now parches up the marshes so that we can hardly bear it, what will become of us if he should have half a dozen little suns in addition?"