But before he jumped into the water, the frog turned to her and asked:
“What will you give me in return for grabbing your golden ball?”
“Oh! You can have anything you desire!” the Princess replied, impatient to be playing again.
““What I would like is a friend. That’s all. A friend to spend time with me, to eat supper with me, to read for me, to sleep beside me, and to kiss me goodnight!” the frog said.
“Anything! Anything!” the Princess cried.
And with that, the small green frog hopped into the water and retrieved the Princess’ gold ball. The minute he handed it over, the girl ran around giggling and tossing her beloved ball up in the air; she had completely forgotten all about the frog.