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A cheeky bluebottle teased a frog.

    It really was quite sad.

He buzzed around the poor frog’s head

    And tried to drive him mad.


Another bluebottle laughed at him:

    “He isn’t real” he said.

“He’s just an ornamental frog.

    Try that other one instead.”


The other frog sat oh so still.

    You’d think that he was dead.

The stupid bluebottle looked at him:

    “Yes, I’ll tease him instead.”


He tootled off across the pond:

    “Well, I’m sure he can’t be real” –

But as he buzzed a tongue shot out

    And he became a froggy meal.


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By Josie Whitehead

Please Don't Tease - Heading China frog