THE BOYS AND THE FROGS
SOME BOYS were playing one
day at the edge of a pond in
which lived a family of Frogs.
The Boys amused themselves by
throwing stones into the pond
so as to make them skip on top
of the water.
The stones were flying thick
and fast and the Bovs were enjoying themselves very much;
but the poor Frogs in the pond
were trembling with fear.
At last one of the Frogs, the
oldest and bravest, put his head
out of the water, and said, "Oh,
please, dear children, stop your
cruel play! Though it may be
fun for you, it means death to us!"
Always stop to think whether your fun
may not be the cause of another's unhappiness.
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