The scorpion and the swamp

Editor,
Once upon a time there was a frog named Joe standing at the side of a pond, preparing to cross to the other side. A scorpion named Donald asked if he could catch a ride on his back to get to the other side. The frog was skeptical, and asked why he should do this, afraid that the scorpion would sting him and kill him on the way. The scorpion claimed no, that would be crazy, because then he would drown and die too!
So Joe the frog, being a trusting type, believing in the good in the world,...

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