-Kurzform in englischer Sprache-
Now would the frogs have been utterly destroyed; but, as they dashed on, the mice encountered a new and dreadful army. The warriors in these ranks had mailed backs and curving claws. They had bandy legs and long-stretching arms. They had eyes that looked behind them. They came on sideways. These were the crabs, creatures until now unknown to the mice. And the crabs had been sent by Zeus to save the race of the frogs from utter destruction.
Coming upon the mice the nipped their paws. The mice turned around and they nipped their tails. In vain the boldest of the mice struck at the crab’s with their sharpened spears. Not upon the hard shells on the back of the crabs did the spears of the mice make any dint. On and on, on their queer feet and with their terrible nippers, the crabs went.