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J. H. Stickney

The Boys and the Frogs

S OME Boys, playing near a pond, saw a number of Frogs sporting in the water.

"Let us see if we can hit them; it is great fun to make them dive," said one; and they all began to pelt them with stones.

At last, after several Frogs had been hit, one of them put his head up out of the water, and said: "Pray stop, Boys. Throwing stones at us may be great sport for you, but it is death to us. We have done you no harm, and alas! you have already killed or wounded three of our family."