My answer to Duffy’s challenge using ludicrous swimmer and cauldron.

Beecham waited until none of the giants were looking, and then leapt with all his strength to the top of the pot.  He made it!  And wasn’t his family surprised to see him jumping in with them!  “You blockhead!” they said, “We’re in big trouble here, and you finally decide to jump like a frog just to join us?” 

Beecham ignored them all.  “I think I can make a hole in the bottom of this pot,” he explained to those who would listen.  “When the water starts to drop, swim for the bottom and out the hole.  Then follow me!”  With that, Beecham dove for all he was worth, looking for the plug he knew was there.

It took three tries, but finally Beecham shoved pulled that plug and the water began leaking out through the hole.  Finally his family realized what was happening, and one by one they snuck through the hole and into the tall grass.  Beecham had to help many of them, because they didn’t know how to dive.  He did, though, and was a strong diver.  Soon every single frog was out of the pot.  Quickly Beecham led them through the tall grass to the safety of the dense forest underbrush.  They hid all night, scampering here and there along the tiny animal trails that Beecham knew so well, staying well away from the two-legged intruders who were beating the brush with sticks trying to find their dinner.  Finally they gave up and went away, leaving the forest as peaceful as ever.

Little Beecham saved all of them that starlit night, and never did they chase him again.  His father gave him the choicest lily pad for his own, and cuffed any frog that dared to pick on him.  Lady frogs brought him the nicest treats, and new little ones begged him to teach them how to dive.  Beecham was a hero, and the south side of the still, swampy pool remains to this day a safe haven for the bullfrogs.

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  • drelayaraja on Sep 22, 2010

    Great share :)

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  • PSingh1990 on Sep 22, 2010

    Nice Share.


  • My World on Sep 22, 2010

    Great post………….

    thanks for share.

  • Nykesha Alexandra on Sep 22, 2010

    Thanks for the info…

  • cebah on Sep 22, 2010

    Lovely story for the challenge.

  • LCM Linda on Sep 22, 2010

    You are a good story teller. Interesting and vivid. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

  • irenen1 on Sep 22, 2010

    Excellent! Well worth the wait. You crafted this entry beautifully. Would make a cool children’s book.

  • Duff D Moss on Sep 22, 2010

    Hah that was great – would make a terrific kids book. Oh how cruel are those that taunt those of us that stand apart – when those who stand apart can teach us a different way.

  • Percy on Sep 23, 2010

    I like the flow of the story. Well written.

  • papaleng on Sep 23, 2010

    very inspiring story.

  • Spiritt on Sep 25, 2010

    wow! I loved it Maranatha. I love frogs anyway and this was just perfect. :)

  • Sudheer Birodkar on Sep 29, 2010

    A great story. You can be a novelist, if you submit your work to publishers. Do try that. Congrats on this excellent and captivating story

  • achilles2010 on Sep 29, 2010

    Nice story, great share.

  • crisdiwata on Oct 17, 2010

    A very good narrative story. Good for children. It makes your imagination work. You’re a great story teller. I too enjoyed it.

  • fishfry aka Elizabeth Figueroa on Oct 18, 2010

    Totally awesome you have a great ability to narrative. Fantastic

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