Wonderful Story of The Scorpion And The Frog For Children
The Scorpion And The Frog Story For Kids: The Scorpion and the Frog is a famous animal story that teaches why you should not get along with people of a vicious nature. As they can hurt you anytime and anywhere even when it costs them their own interests.
Once upon a time, there lived a black and lethal scorpion in a wasteland. One day, in search of food, the scorpion arrived on the bank of a nearby river. It wanted to go to the other side of the river but did not know how to swim.
The Scorpion And The Frog Story For Toddlers
The scorpion looked everywhere, but could not find a way to get across. It stood by the river and started thinking about a way to cross the river. When the scorpion was thinking about crossing the river, a frog passed by. Seeing it, the scorpion thought of a solution.
It spoke gently to the frog, “Hey Mr. Frog, where are you going? Would you please help me with something?” Seeing the scorpion near the river, the frog became suspicious because it had never been there before.
The frog knew well that all the insects in the forest stayed away from the scorpion because it was a creature of an evil nature. Yet it replied, “Mr. Scorpion, I am going to the other side of the river. How can I help you?”
Hearing this, the scorpion said happily, “Mr. Frog, I also want to go to the other side of the river. Could you drop me off on the other side of the river? I would be very grateful to you.”
Hearing its words, the frog got scared because it knew the wicked nature of the scorpion very well. It said, “Look, Mr. Scorpion, all the animals in the forest are afraid of you and your poisonous sting. You have already harmed so many creatures in the forest. I can’t believe you.”
Why Did The Scorpion Sting The Frog
Hearing the frog’s words, the scorpion said pleadingly, “Mr. Frog, that’s another thing. You know that I don’t know how to swim. Just think for a moment… If I bite you, will I survive? Like you, I will also die drowning in this river.” Then the frog said,
“All right, come with me… I will take you to the other side of the river, but be careful, do not prick me with your deadly sting.” And thus, the scorpion hopped on the frog’s back and the frog jumped into the river.
The frog began paddling as fast as it could. Suddenly, when they were halfway through, the frog felt a sharp object prick its back. Then, the frog realized that the scorpion had stung him!
Now it started feeling unconscious. The frog yelled at the scorpion, “What have you done, you stupid scorpion? Now both of us will die drowning in the river.”
The scorpion said without any remorse, “Mr. Frog, please forgive me, but what could I do? I couldn’t resist the urge. It’s my character.”
Hearing its words, the dying frog said to himself, “I should not have trusted this scorpion.”
Wise people rightly say, “One should never live with an evil person, otherwise one will suffer loss” and thus both the frog and the scorpion died by drowning in the river.
Source: The German Quarter by Lev Nitoburg (1933).
Moral of The Story: This fable teaches that vicious people cannot resist hurting others even when it is not in their own interests.