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Two Frogs

Our Daily Bread, November 29

Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl;The one was wise, and a cheery soul.The other one took a gloomy viewAnd bade his friend a sad adieu.

Said the other frog with a merry grin,"I can't get out, but I won't give in;I'll swim around till my strength is spent,Then I will die the more content."

And as he swam, though ever it seemed,His struggling began to churn the creamUntil on top of pure butter he stopped,And out of the bowl he quickly hopped.

The moral, you ask? Oh, it's easily found!If you can't get out, keep swimming around.