Once upon a time, there lived a princess who adored objects made of gold. Her favorite toy in the world was a golden ball.
On hot days, she liked to sit beside an old well in the cool forest, tossing the ball in the air. One day, the ball slipped from her fingers into the well, which was so deep that the princess could not see the bottom.
"Oh dear! I'll never find it!" the princess said, and she began to cry.
Suddenly, a voice called out from below.
"What's the matter, beautiful princess? Why are you crying?"
The princess looked all around but couldn't see anyone.
"Down here, " said the little voice.
The princess looked down and saw a green frog poking its head out of the water.