Once upon a time two frogs lived in a marsh. They were very happy with their lot there.
But as the high summer approached the marsh began to dry up. And to ! it was all dry in a few days. So, the frogs were compelled to say good-bye to it. Looking for a new shelter for themselves, the frogs reached a deep well. They sat on its edge and looked inside. It had a lot of water in it.
One of the frogs was so overjoyed to see the water that he at once said, “This well looks quite a fit place for us to live. It will be cool and safe inside it. Let’s jump in to settle there.”
But the other frog was far wiser. He replied, ” Not so soon, my friend ! we left the marsh when it had dried up. So, first think how we shall come out of this well if it goes dry.”
The first frog had no words to reply. He had realized the fact that one must think well before taking any step.