The firebrand only seemed to infuriate the animal and he charged.
So the hares were beaten with the firebrand till their ears were black as night.
He would not let go of the firebrand, but ran and ran till he could throw it to the frog.
All this time the firebrand was burning, and the frog was going to the pond as fast as he could.
Then the frog coughed, and out of his mouth ...