How do we know if we are not the frog inside a well? We'll never know the truth if the sea turtle didn't show up.
I admire the bear who went over the mountain to see what's on the other side of the mountain. However, I'm sure the frog would be quite content to continue living inside the well even if he has learned about the great exciting sea. His life in the well is indeed very peaceful and comfortable. As a Chinese saying goes: "My nest made of hay is much better than gold and silver nests that belong to others."
很久很久以前，在一口老井里住着一只青蛙。 一天，青蛙在井边遇到一只从东海来的大龟。青蛙就对海龟说：“你看，我住的地方多好啊！世界上没有比我的井更好的地方了。 如果我想玩，就可以跳到井边玩。 玩腻了，就回到井里休息一下，露出头和嘴巴，安安静静地泡在水里， 这多方便啊！或者在软软的泥里散散步，也很舒适。而且，我是这个井里的主人，想做什么就做什么，你为什么不进来看看呢？”
那海龟听了青蛙的话，就到井里去看了看。觉得井里不像青蛙说得那么好，又小又黑，一点儿意思都没有， 就对青蛙说：“你看见过大海吗？闹水灾的时候，海水不会多很多。很长时间不下雨，海水也不会少很多。 住在大海里才真的快乐呢！”
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na4 hai3gui1 ting1le qing1wa1de hua4, jiu4 dao4 jing3li3 qu4 kan4lekan4. jue2de jing3li3 bu1xiang4 qing1wa1 shuo1de na4me hao3, you4xiao3 you4hei1, yi1dian3r yi4si dou1 mei2you3, jiu4 dui4 qing1wa1 shuo1: " ni3 kan4jian4 guo4 da4hai3 ma? nao4 shui3zai1 deshi2hou4, hai3shui3 bu2hui4 duo1 hen3duo1. hen3chang2 shi2jian1 bu4 xia4yu3, hai3shui3 ye3 bu2hui4 shao3 hen3duo1. zhu4 zai4 da4hai3li3 cai2 zhen1de kaui4le4ne!"
qing1wa1 ting1le fei1chang2 bu4hao3 yi4si, ta1 zhe4 cai2 ming2bai2 zi4ji3 zhi1dao4de tai4shao3le.
A long long time ago, in a deserted well lived a frog. One day, on the edge of the well, the frog met a big turtle from the East Sea. The frog said to the turtle: "Look, what a nice place I'm living at! No place in the world can be better than my well. If I feel like playing, I can jump onto the edge of the well and play there. If I'm tired of playing, I will return to the well and take a rest. I'll soaking myself in the water quietly, showing only my head and mouth. How convenient it is! Or I could take a walk in the soft mud, and it is also very relaxing. Moreover, I'm the master of the well. So I can do anything I want. Why don't you come inside and have a look?
Hearing this, the turtle went inside the well and took a look. It was a small dark place, not interesting at all. He felt it was not as nice as the frog talked about. So he said to the frog, "Have you ever see the sea? In times of flooding, the water in the sea didn't increase much. If it doesn't rain for a long time, the sea water won't decrease much either. It is real happiness to live in the sea!"
The frog was very embarassed when he heard this. He then realized that he didn't know a lot (about the outside world).