Two frogs in trouble

Discussion in 'Positive Feelings and Motivational Messages' started by razor2012, Jun 28, 2012.

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  1. razor2012

    razor2012 Active Member

    Once a big fat frog and a lively little frog were hopping along together when
    they had the misfortune to jump straight into a pail of fresh milk. They swam
    for hours and hours, hoping to get out somehow; but the sides of the pail were
    steep and slippery, and death seemed certain.
    When the big frog was exhausted he lost courage. There seemed no hope
    of rescue. "Why keep struggling against the inevitable ? I can't swim any longer ,
    " he moaned. "Keep on! Keep on! " urged the little frog, who was still
    circling the pail. So they went on for awhile. But the big frog decided it was no
    use. "Little brother, we may as well give up, " he gasped, "I'm going to quit
    Now only the little frog was left. He thought to himself, "Well, to give up
    is to be dead, so I will keep on swimming. I' Two more hours passed and the
    tiny legs of the determined little frog were almost paralyzed with exhaustion.
    It seemed as if he could not keep moving for another minute. But then he thought
    of his dead friend, and repeated, "To give up is to be meat for someone's table,
    so I'll keep on paddling until I die--if death is to come--but I will not cease trying--
    'while there is life, there's hope ! '"
    Intoxicated with determination, the little frog kept on, around and around
    and around the pail, chopping the milk into white waves. After awhile, just as
    he felt completely numb and thought he was about to drown, he suddenly felt
    something solid under him. To his astonishment, he saw that he was resting
    on a lump of butter which he had churned by his incessant paddling ! And so the
    successful little frog leaped out of the milk pail to freedom.
  2. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    That's a nice little story, thank you for sharing :)
  3. TheLoneWolf

    TheLoneWolf Well-Known Member

    Well then, any day now I should find myself standing on a nice big lump of butter. :biggrin:
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