Notorious Jumping Frog

Notorious Jumping Frog

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Storyboard Description

This storyboard shows the events that take place in the Mark Twain story "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

Storyboard Text

  • Yes'm, my friend has asked me to look for a man by the name of Rev. Leonidas W. Smiley. I heard he used to be a resident here. Would you know anything about him?
  • Good-day sir. May I help you?
  • I do remember I man by the name of Jim Smiley. He was a curious man. He was always betting on something. And no matter how he bet, he always ended up as the winner.
  • Thish-yer Smiley had a mare, he would always bet on that mare and even though this mare had asthma or something of that kind, this mare would always end up the winner.
  • Smiley also had a bull-pup. Looking at him you wouldn't think he ever had a chance in a fight, but at the last minute that pup would grab onto the other dog's hind leg and hold on tight until the other dog couldn't take it no more.
  • Smiley even had a frog. Smiley trained that frog to jump higher than any other frog in all of Calaveras county. He would bet anyone that his frog could out jump any other frog. One day he bet a man forty dollars that his frog would outjump another frog. However before the contest the other man filled smiley's frog with quail shot that way when the frog went to jump he weighed so much that he couldn't even get himself off the ground.
  • Thish'yer Smiley had a yaller one-eyed cow that didn't have no tail...
  • It seems I have run low on time, thank you for the story. Good day Mr. Wheeler
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