Okay, so I was walking in the rain yesterday, and suddenly, a fragment of the song Froggy went a courtin’ entered my mind. I knew Mom was familiar with the song, so I asked her about it, and she gave me some information. It’s a pretty cool song, except that the full version (not counting the 160+ verses that were not included in the one I was looking at). So I thought about making some kind of story where a country bumpkin frog fell in love with either a human lady from another word, or perhaps the mouse in the song. Here we go, LW.
Gen heard a loud splash from a nearby river. Whatever fell in, it would be in trouble, as the river was in the flooding stage. Without thought to himself, he doffed his heavy clothes and jumped in the river. Using his swimmer’s physique and unique eyes he quickly located the something. It appeared to be a person wrapped up in a billowing dress.
He grabbed her as gently as he could, and swam them both to the shore. It was really hard work, and he was glad the water was evaporating off his green skin.
The something was a lady. A female mouse who had wandered too close to the river, a really stupid thing to do.
He started to yell, and then he saw her face. She was, for a mouse, lovely, with almond colored eyes and a cute little nose. She had medium sized ears (for a mouse, about the size of saucers).
She coughed and coughed and he took her hands.
“Are you okay?” he asked.
She couldn’t talk, but nodded after a bit.
When she finally was able to speak, she thanked him profusely. He gave her his cloak, and while he turned away, she took off her soaked dress, and wore the cloak. She told him she lived nearby, and he walked her home.
She said, “You should come to my Uncle Rat’s place for supper. It’ll be fried mosquito and a black eyed pea. I cook pretty well for growing up this way,”
Gen wasn’t about to ask about that just yet, but he accepted her invitation. He tried to be polite, but when Uncle Rat told a joke, Gen ribbited quite loudly. This caused the two rodents to laugh as well, squeaky sounds that caused Gen to laugh louder.
They had a great time, and Gen, careful not to stay too late, thanked them. He asked Uncle Rat if he could see Mouse again, and Uncle Rat agreed after looking at Gen closely. Gen was happy, and hoped to see much more of Ms. Mouse, whose first name was Stella.