Once upon a time a big，fat frog lived in a tiny shallow pond（池塘）.He knew every plant and stone in it，and he could swim across it easily.He was the biggest creature in it，and he was very important.When he croaked（呱呱叫），the water snails（蜗牛）listened politely，and the water beeties（甲虫）always swam behind him.He was very happy there.
One day，while he was catching flies，a pretty dragon-fly（蜻蜓）passed by."You're a very fine frog，"she sang，"but why don't you livein a bigger pond？Come to my pond.Youll find a lot of frogs there.You'll meet lovely water-tilies（莲花）.Life in a large pond is wonderful！"
Perhaps it is rather dull（单调）here，"thought the foolish frog.So he hopped after the dragon-fly.
But he didn't like the big，deep pond，full of strange plants.The water snails were rude to him，and he was afraid of the ducks.The fish didn't like him，and he was the smallest frog there.He was lonely and unhappy.
He sat on a water-lily leaf and croaked sadly to himself."I don't like it here.I think I'll go home tomorrow."
But a hungry heron（白鸾）flew down and swallowed（吞咽）him up for supper.