Five Card Story: Herbert's Rise to Fame!

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Hi, my name is Herbert! As you can clearly see, I am a frog. I’d like to share with you my “rise-to-fame” story. – You see, I was once a wimpy little amphibian that was terribly teased by Bubba-the-Bull-Frog-Bully. Bubba believed it was his duty to boss me around, and keep me from enjoying the luxuries of life. For example, Bubba insisted that I serve him a pile of plump strawberries every night. So in the evening hours before dusk, I would labor away in the strawberry patch searching for the most delicious strawberries to satisfy Bubba’s big appetite. As the summer progressed, the strawberries began getting bigger and heavier. Sometimes my arms would ache from the heavy lifting. After all, the strawberries were half my size! However, to my surprise, my arm muscles began to get bigger and stronger. Lifting strawberries was beginning to pay off. I was turning into “Super Frog.” Yet, Bubba continued to see me as a wimpy frog with little value. Then one day, Bubba was dancing around on the kitchen counter when he slipped and fell into the sink. Slowly but surely, Bubba was sliding down the drain. Bubba shouted, “Help me! Help me!” We all watched in horror as Bubba struggled. Somehow he got stuck! His strawberry induced blubber caused him to get wedged-in the hole. He couldn’t work himself free from the confines of the drain hole. At that moment, I realized I had a choice. I could pull him out, or let him suffer. Wanting to do the right thing, I jumped in the sink and pulled him to safety. Suddenly, congratulatory cheers filled the room. I had become an instant hero. The next day, the U.S. Navy approached me with an offer of a promising military career. They said proudly, “Our country could use a good frog like you!” After much thought, I decided to take them up on their offer. While Bubba sits in the strawberry patch at home, I am travelling the world and eating luxurious meals in the finest restaurants abroad. No longer do I carry the title of the “wimpy frog.”

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