Two tree-dwelling toads are hopping through the farmland, hurrying back to the swamp since the day is ending and it's getting dark...and batrachians have a very bad sight compared to other animals, so their eagerness is justified.
Surely enough, one of them falls into a well, with a loud thud and a splash. The other one hears this and quickly realizes what has happened to his suddenly vanishing partner.
"Hey, buddy, how hurt are you?" he yells down the well.
"Seriously hurt I think.", comes the anguished reply. "Oh God. I'm gonna need a miracle to get outta this one."
"Let me see what I can do." The well had been dug up recently, so it had none of the usual implements. There was nothing near that could help in this situation except for a rope, so he sends it down and ties the other end to a nearby rock. "Can you climb?"
"No. My arms are broken."
"Darn. And jumping out of it is out of the question, but maybe you could use your legs to climb?"
"Oh shoot." Not knowing what else to do, he sits by the edge trying to think of something. Minutes pass and nothing comes to his mind. He looks down into the silent darkness thinking how bad his pal must be feeling right now, when all of a sudden he senses motion in the depths of the well. Gazing intently, he makes out a familiar shape dragging itself upwards.
"Hurray!", he says, jumping in joy. "How'd you manage to come up?"
"I'm using my mooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu...."
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