A group of frog
s were travelling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit
All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead
The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump
up out of the pit with all of their might
The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.
Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up.
He fell down and died.
The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain
and just die
He jumped even harder and finally made it out.
When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?"
The frog explained to them that he was deaf
. He thought they were encouraging
him the entire time.
- Author unknown