The warty frog and the prize goldfish met one summer afternoon in the temple pool.
“Don’t you realize how beautiful I am?” bubbled the goldfish flashing her wispy tail.
The frog made no reply.
“I can understand your silence,” gloated the goldfish.
“I am not only graceful in my movements but I also enhance the golden rays of the sun.”
Again, neither answer or movements from the frog.
“Say something,” demanded the goldfish just as a waiting crane speared the sparkling fish and flew into the sky.
“Bye bye,” croaked the frog.
From: Zen Fables For Today
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