The Clever Toad
There once was a land where Frogs and Toads lived. In this land lived a toad
named Thomas Find. There was also Tina, the king’s daughter. She was a Frog. Thomas
and Tina meet in school and were friends. They remained friends for a long time. And
when they were grown up, they fell in love.
Thomas worked hard to become the king’s manager of food and living goods, to
win favor towards the king. He always bought goods cheap and saved the king money.
He was very bright and quite a clever toad. But most of all, he wanted the king to know
he was a good choice to marry Tina. They were excited, because the day was
approaching when the king was to call his daughter in to talk to her about marriage.
Time passed and soon the king was ready to talk to his daughter of marriage. The
castle maids went to escort Tina to the king’s meeting chamber. When Tina arrived she greeted her father and mother and smiled as the castle maids left them alone to talk. The king then spoke, “It is time for you to be married, according to the royal calendar.