I might as well set out the rules right now for lily ponds so that there will be no confusion later on. Rumor has it in the forest (and I've got a very good source) that there are three stages of magic at a lily pond, depending on the development of the lily pads. Number one: If you kiss a frog when there are no lily pads on the pond, you will turn into a frog yourself. That's why there are so many frogs in the world--too many eager beavers. Number two: If you kiss a frog when there are only lily pads on the pond, you will develop cold feet that will last for the rest of your life. Should you plant a second kiss, your feet will be wet too, although apparently some people are willing to risk that. Number three: If you kiss a frog when there are lily pads AND lily flowers on the pond, you may end up with a prince or princess. What you would do with that prince or princess after getting him or her is entirely up to you, but you had better be prepared for a lot of bowing and scraping. Still, it would be great fun to hang out with royalty. At least if it were dinnertime. And there was a cook nearby. And no flies, definitely no flies.