Two frogs were out for a walk one day, and they came to a big bowl of heavy cream. In looking into it they both fell in. One said: "This is a new kind of water to me. How can a fellow swim in stuff like this? it is no use trying." So he sank to the bottom and was drowned through having no pluck.
But the other frog was more determined, and he struggled to swim, using his arms and legs to try to keep himself afloat; and whenever he felt he was sinking he struggled harder than ever, and never gave up hope.
At last, just as he was getting so tired that he thought he must give it up, a curious thing happened. All his hard work with his arms and legs had churned up the cream so much that he suddenly found himself standing all safe amidst pillows of . . . whipped cream!
So when things look bad just smile and sing to yourself, as the thrush sings: "Stick to it, stick to it, stick to it," and you will come through all right.The story of "Frogs in the Cream" was written by Lord Robert Stephen Smyth Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts.
TWO FROGS (the Poem)
TWO FROGS FELL INTO A DEEP CREAM BOWL,
ONE WAS AN OPTIMISTIC SOUL,
BUT THE OTHER TOOK A GLOOMY VIEW,
WE SHALL DROWN HE CRIED, WITHOUT MORE ADO!
SO WITH A LAST DESPAIRING CRY,
HE FLUNG UP HIS LEGS AND SAID " GOODBYE"
SAID THE FROG WITH A MERRY GRIN,
I CAN'T GET OUT, BUT I WON'T GIVE IN,
I'LL JUST SWIM AROUND TILL MY STRENGTH IS SPENT,
THEN I WILL DIE THE MORE CONTENT.
BRAVELY HE SWAM TILL IT DID SEEM,
HIS STRUGGLING BEGAN TO CHURN THE CREAM,
ON TOP OF THE BUTTER AT LAST HE STEPPED,
AND OUT OF THE BOWL AT LAST HE LEAPT.
WHAT OF THE MORAL? TIS EASILY FOUND,
`IF YOU CAN'T GET OUTů KEEP SWIMMING AROUND!!!!!!