Call off your dogs. Let's talk.
Nature, though it is essentially a narrative, refuses to be glossed in any other way; it never occurs to a frog that to be kissed is an option. However, the fact that the sound of a kiss and that of a frog breaking the meniscus of a pond are similar, wakes up the giant Taxonomy, and makes him stride around, bullish, sweeping stuff up in his arms, garnering and sheafing it.
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