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The Little Frog
the Well

There was a Little Frog who lived at the bottom of a deep, dark well.

It was a very old well filled with shallow water at the bottom.The walls of the well were covered with wet moss.

When the Little Frog was thirsty, he drank a little bit of the well water,and when he was hungry, he ate some insects.When he was tired, he lay on a little rock at the bottom of the well and looked up at the sky above him.

He was very happy and satisfied.

The Little Frog has been living in the old well since he was born.He had never been to the outside world.

Birds would fly by and stop at the edge of the well and the Little Frog would always look up and say

"Hello! Why don't you come down here and play with me. It's so pleasant down here. I have cool water to drink and countless insects to eat. At night, I can watch the twinkling stars, and sometimes I can see the beatuiful moon too."

One day, a yellow sparrow stopped by at the edge of the well.

"Hello, Mr. Yellow Sparrow. How are you? Please come down to my most beautiful house." The yellow sparrow didn't say a word and flew away. The next day, the sparrow came again and the same thing happened. It went on for six days. On the seventh day, the yellow sparrow said,

"Little Frog, may I show you the outside world?" But the Little Frog refused the offer. The Yellow Sparrow became angry and flew down to the bottom of the well.

The birds would then tell the Little Frog

"Hi, Little Frog! The outside world is much bigger and nicer. It's many times more beautiful than your little well at the bottom." The Little Frog didn't believe them.

"Don't lie to me, I don't believe there is any place better than here." Gradually, all the birds began to dislike him. They thought he was too stubborn and stopped talking to him. The Little Frog couldn't understand why nobody would like to come down to his nice place.

He picked up the Little Frog and flew out of the well.

The Little Frog closed his eyes.

He has been in the dark well for so long, his eyes has to adjusted to the light.

When the Little Frog opened his eyes again, he was shocked by all the things he sees.

"Wow! How is it that the ouside world is so big! What are all these green high and low things?"

The Yellow Sparrow responded, "These are mountains and valleys. There are countless mountains in this world."

"What is this long, silvery, shiny view?"
"It is a river."

"Then what is that huge, blue thing over there?"
"That is the sea."

"That river and sea, how much water do they have? How much bigger are they than my well?"

The Little Frog began to realize how tiny his well was. "Let's go down, okay?" The yellow sparrow put the Little Frog down on the ground and flew away.

The Little Frog jumped into the grass and saw many beautiful flowers of different colors.

He had never seen such beautiful flowers and had never smelled such nice scents.

He kept going and saw many tall trees in the forest and stumbled upon a large beautiful pond.

In the pond, the lotus flowers were dancing in the air, and the lotus leaves were floating on the water like umbrellas.There were many fish in the water.

The Yellow Sparrow came back and asked,"Little Frog! How's this outside world? Big? Beautiful?"

The Little Frog responded," If you had not bought me out to see this world, I would never had known that there was such beautiful things that exist outside my well.Thank you very much."

The Little Frog never tried to go back to his old well again.

The End