Once there were four little tree frogs who decided to climb to the top of the tallest tree. As they began to climb, a crowd of other frogs gathered at the bottom to cheer and to jeer.

As they started their climb, someone at the bottom shouted out, “You’ll never get to the top of that tree.” And all the frogs at the bottom joined the chant, “You’ll never to get to the top of that tree.”

And, one little frog fell off!

But the other three continued the climb despite the chant at the bottom, “You’ll never get to the top of that tree!” It grew louder, “YOU’LL NEVER GET TO THE TOP OF THAT TREE.”

And… another little frog fell off!

But two continued to get higher and higher up the trunk of that tree. Louder and louder the chant went on. “YOU’LL NEVER GET TO THE TOP OF THAT TREE…YOU’LL NEVER GET TO THE TOP OF THAT TREE!”

And…the third frog fell off!

The fourth though continued the climb. Despite the jeers, he continued to climb. Little by little he continued his climb. The jeers began to turn to cheers until triumphantly he reached the top of the tree.

The frogs at the bottom of the tree began to question, “How’d he do that?”

Until finally, his friends spoke up…

“HE’S DEAF!”

-Author Unknown

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