One day in summer Frog was not feeling well.
Toad said, 「Frog, you are looking quite green.」
「But I always look green,」 said Frog. 「I am a frog.」
「Today you look very green even for a frog,」said Toad. 「Get intomy bed and rest.」
Toad made Frog a cup of hot tea.
Frog drank the tea, and then he said, 「Tell me a story while Iam resting.」
All right,」 said Toad.「Let me think of a story to tell you.」
Toad thought and thought. But he could not think of a story totell Frog.
「I will go out on the front porch and walk up and down,」 saidToad. 「Perhaps that will help me to think of astory.」
Toad walked up and down on the porch for a long time. But hecould not think of a story to tell Frog.
Then Toad went into the house and stood on his head.
「Why are you standing on your head?」 asked Frog.
「I hope that if I stand on my head, it will help me to think ofa story,」 said Toad.
Toad stood on his head for a long time. But he could not thinkof a story to tell Frog.
Then Toad poured a glass of water over his head.
「Why are you pouring water over your head?」asked Frog.
「I hope that if I pour water over my head,it will help me tothink of a story,」 said Toad.
Toad poured many glassed of water over his head. But he couldnot think of a story to tell Frog.
Then Toad began to bang his head against the wall.
「Why are you banging your head against the wall?」 askedFrog.
「I hope that if I bang my head against the wall hard enough, itwill help me to think of a story,」 said Toad.
「 I am feeling much better now, Toad,」 said Frog. 「I do notthink I need a story anymore.」
「Then you get out of bed and let me get into it,」 said Toad,「because now I feel terrible.」
Frog said, 「Would you like me to tell you a story, Toad?」
「Yes,」 said Toad, 「if you know one.」
「Once upon a time,」 said Frog, 「there were two good friends, afrog and a toad.
The frog was not feeling well. He asked his friend the toad totell him story. 一天青蛙不舒服，他叫蟾蜍給他講個故事。
The toad could not think of a story. He walked up and down onthe porch, but he could not think of a story.
He stood on his head, but he could not think of a story.
He poured water over his head, but he could not think of astory.
He banged his head against the wall, but he could not think of astory.
Then the toad did not feel so well, and the frog was feelingbetter.
So the toad went to bed and the frog got up and told him astory.The end.
"How was that, Toad?」 said Frog.
But Toad did not answer. He had fallen asleep.
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