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Frog in throat, butterflies in stomach « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

Frog in throat, butterflies in stomach

Monday, May 8th, 2006 - 2:42 pm PDT

Rev. Smith was brought to the hospital this week with an unknown ailment whose symptoms included an unusually hoarse voice and a profound feeling of nervousness. A visual examination of Smith’s throat revealed an amphibious life form later identified as a frog lodged in his esophagus, and an x-ray of his abdomen showed a number of fluttering butterflies inside his stomach. Doctors were successfully able to remove both during surgery, and Smith was sent home to recover. In a seemingly unrelated incident, later that evening Smith’s cat swiped his tongue and does not appear willing to let go. Smith had no comment to make on his latest travails.