Son: “I can’t sing”
Mother: “Yes you can”
Son: “Everybody says I croak and I am too loud”
Mother: “That’s just because your voice is far more bold than theirs, and they are jealous”
Son: “So should I sing? Will you listen?”
He climbed on to the nearest lotus leaf and sang. And while all other animals ran away listening to his croaky voice, his mother sat there and listened to her young toad, who sang with all his heart.