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The Tale of Two Frogs – A Moral Story from Japan [FOLKLORE]

Moral Story for Age Group: 3 – 8 years.

This is the story of two frogs from Japan. They lived far apart from one another, in two different cities. One of them lived in a ditch on a sea coast in Osaka. The other frog was from Kyoto and he resided in a clear stream that flowed through the city.

Both frogs were separated and miles apart. They had never seen or heard of each other. One day a thought struck both of them – they desired to see something outside of their own world. The frog from Osaka wanted to see how Kyoto looked like and the Kyoto frog was excited to visit Osaka. Thus, one fine day the two frogs set off on their respective journeys, wishing to make their dream come true.

Both the frogs started from opposite ends of the road that connected Osaka and Kyoto. The journey was long and tiresome. The frogs faced many difficulties before they came across a mountain that had to be crossed to continue their journey.

It took a tremendous amount of effort for both of them to climb up the mountain. When they reached the top, they both saw each other. Each frog was surprised to see another frog at the top of a mountain! The frogs remained silent for a few moments and then jumped into a conversation. It was yet again a surprise to them when they discovered that both the frogs had the same wish – that of visiting their neighboring country and know more about it. The frogs then decided that they should rest for some time before continuing on their journey.

“How I wish we could be much bigger. That way we could have seen the towns from here”, said the frog from Osaka.

The frog from Kyoto thought for some time. An idea struck him and he was delighted.

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Madhu Bairy

I am a resident of Bangalore and a native of Kundapur. A self-confessed book worm, I always found any activity that involved reading and writing interesting apart from my academics. Reading is something that came quite naturally since my schooling days and that continued to grow over the years.
Writing to me is not a hobby, but something that I pursue passionately. A graduate in Textile Technology and a designer by profession, I find writing as an effective medium to convey my thoughts and opinions on anything and everything.

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