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The Boy and the Frog

nce upon a time, a ten year old boy was strolling through the park. He was wandering aimlessly along kicking stones. He had been doing this for some time when he noticed a large and unusual target. Just before he kicked it, he realised it was actually a frog. He bent down to pick it up when he heard a voice say, "Don't kick me!"

He couldn't believe his ears and picked the frog up — the frog looked up at him, its eyes pleading — "Please don't hurt me." The boy was staggered — a talking frog!

The frog spoke again, "Don't hurt me. If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess."

The frog pleaded again, "Kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess and do anything you want."

The boy simply tucked the frog in his pocket and carried on down the path kicking kicking stones.

The frog jumped up and down in his pocket furiously. The boy finally took the frog from his pocket and brought it up to his face. "What's the matter?" he asked the frog. The frog replied, "I told you that if you kissed me I'd turn into a beautiful princess and I'll do anything you like, but you just put me in your pocket — why?"

"I'd rather have a talking frog."

Use this story to illustrate the importance of not underestimating what you are.

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