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Oh, wise little frog, come again soon; for we be old, thy mother and I.
Very sad, and very much ashamed of himself poor Saphir crept back to the fountain, where the Frog was awaiting him with a good scolding.
But the Prince was so deeply grieved, and apologised so very humbly, that after some time the heart of the good little Frog was softened, and she gave him another tiny little grain, but instead of being sand it was now a grain of gold.
I believe it is well ascertained, that the bladder of the frog acts as a reservoir for the moisture necessary to its existence: such seems to be the case with the tortoise.
Frogs or no frogs, I'm not the editor of a paper and I don't want to defend them; but I am speaking of the unanimity in the intellectual world," said Sergey Ivanovitch, addressing his brother.
When the horses were swollen out to about twice their natural dimensions (there seems to be an idea here, that this kind of inflation improves their going), we went forward again, through mud and mire, and damp, and festering heat, and brake and bush, attended always by the music of the frogs and pigs, until nearly noon, when we halted at a place called Belleville.
There was the swamp, the bush, and the perpetual chorus of frogs, the rank unseemly growth, the unwholesome steaming earth.
Whilst she was speaking, a frog put its head out of the water, and said, 'Princess, why do you weep so bitterly?
Then the princess ran to the door and opened it, and there she saw the frog, whom she had quite forgotten.
Then a little Frog, with bright jewelled eyes, and a green mottled coat, swam up to him.
Somebody must listen," answered the Frog, "and I like to do all the talking myself.
It's a she-wolf," Henry whispered back, "an' that accounts for Fatty an' Frog.
In an instant he was down on the floor, poised on his hands, and looking in the distance like a monstrous frog.
Alice knocked and rang in vain for a long time, but at last, a very old Frog, who was sitting under a tree, got up and hobbled slowly towards her: he was dressed in bright yellow, and had enormous boots on.
You may have met with her "Ode to an Expiring Frog," sir.