Byron the Elf: Time now for another visit with

S.L.: Hello, children. Today we're going to hear the story of "The Giant and the Tadpole."

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S.L.: Once upon a time, a tadpole was swimming with all his sisters and brothers, when suddenly there came a great "clump- clump-clump," and all the older frogs said, "The giant is coming! The giant is coming this way, and when he steps into our pond, which is hardly a puddle to his giant feet, he will kill us all!"

One little tadpole swam right up to the top of the pond and shouted, "Please, Mr. Giant! If you don't step on our pond, I will do something for you someday!"

The giant saw the little tadpole, and laughed at the thought that something so tiny could do him a favor. But he did not step on the tiny pond.

Years later, the tadpole had become a very well-to-do frog. And one day he saw the giant, who was now very old and very sick, lying on the ground. The old giant could hardly move; and the frog, remembering the promise he had made when he was a tadpole, went up to the giant and said, "Here...have a fly."

B: Be sure to join us next time, boys and girls, when The Story lady will tell thebeautiful tale of "The Fairy Queen Who Shot Herself In The Foot."

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