Cloé Oui, wrote and
illustrated this story at the start of the 2004/05 wet season when she
was 10 years old.
Once upon a time there lived two frogs that lived in a
little cottage near a waterfall and down beneath them was a big town
It had a lot of shops in it and it was only 4 days a week. Of
course some of the frogs do the market and sell Fly Cakes, Fly Slice,
Bug Soda, Bug Pie and don't forget my delicious Moth Soup.
The only way to get to Frogville is to walk or catch the water
train but I take the water train, it is faster than walking. If you
choose to walk have some spare clothes because you make it a little bit
wet if you wanted to know. We also have water carriages too.
One day in Frogville it started to rain all over town, the
froglings were hopping everywhere. All of the frogs sat inside and read
a book or played a game. The froglings sat by the windows of their
cottages and waited until the rain stopped so they could come outside
The next day in Frogville it was still raining. The frogling sat
inside with nothing to do but sit and watch the rain.
The froglings were very unhappy and out of things to do or books to read
and games to play. It was very quiet in Frogville.
Oh No! Frogville will go underwater with all this rain, the path
is too slippery to walk on. The water train has too much water to go
down the track. The path for the carriage is to slippery. The town has
closed already and the waterfall is getting really strong.
The froglings got the phone and rang the council. They came and
drilled a big hole and all the water drained out.
The town opened again and the frogs went back to their homes and
went to bed.
The next morning the frogs and froglings were very happy that they
could go downtown to do the shopping and that the froglings could play
outside again and they all lived happily ever after.
That Cloé Oui's delightful story about Frogville should
find it's way onto a commercial web site about Daintree information may
puzzle you. Well, Cloé is a very dear family friend, the story is
beautifully written and her story captures the very essence of anyone
caught in Daintree during prolonged rain which can occur in our wet
I wrote this on Friday the 21st of January 2005 and our rain gauge in
Wonga Beach registered 169.5 mm (7 inches) of rain in the previous 24
hours, see link.
The "Wet Season" occurs in our summer
and in recent times (25 years or so) it has started in mid January and
goes on until late March/early April when about 2 metres of rain will
probably fall. A further metre will fall during the other eight and a
half months. Chris Dahlberg - 6 February 2017