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The Sun rose in a pool of crimson and gold. John decided to take Carrie to a pet shop to get a frog for Carrie. John knew that Carrie was very afraid of frogs and he wanted to help Carrie to overcome her fear by getting a frog as a pet for her.
When they reached the pet shop, John asked politely for a baby frog. Meanwhile, Carrie was looking snowy-white puppy and thought that John was buying a dog for her as he knew that Carrie was fond of dogs. When she asked John about buying a pet, John asked her to close her eyes.
John whispered, "Carrie, you may open your eyes now!" Carrie gasped in shock when he showed her the frog, She screamed so loudly that everyone was looking at her. Carrie's skin felt cold and clammy and her face flushed brightly. Suddenly, the frog leaped towards her, and landed on her arm. She stared at it in horror and fear was written all over her face. She was so scared that she threw the frog back to John and ran out of the shop.
Carrie thought to herself," That was so scary!" Why on earth did John want to give me as frog as a pet? Can't he just give me something else like a cat or a cute little puppy? Anyway should I accept John's slimy gift? If I accept it, John will be happy. However, how do I take care of it? If I don't, he might be angry with me or even call me a scaredy cat! It is so slimy and disgusting!”
Carrie thought for a long time before deciding whether to accept it or not. Carrie knew that John meant well and he was just trying to help Carrie to overcome her fear, so she just asked John, “If I keep it, will you teach me how to take care of it?" "Of course I would!" John replied.
In the end, Carrie decided to accept the slimy gift from John. Soon a year had passed and slowly, Carrie was starting to like the frog and also named it 'Bob". She was happy that she had accepted the gift because it had helped her to overcome her fear of frogs.…...

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