National Geographic : 1950 Nov
The frog that's born in a beeswax bowl FOR THE Amazonian tree frog, Hyla resinific trix, building a home is the hardest part of raising a family. The frog selects a hollow in a tree trunk, situated so as to catch the rain. Then it waterproofs the cavity by lining it with beeswax from the comb of a friendly species of bee found abundantly in the jungle. Once the beeswax bowl is filled with rainwater, Hyla lays her eggs-and the job of bringing up the young is practically done. For not only does the young family have a snug home; but each pollywog is born with its own food supply: an extra-fleshy tail.As the young change from tadpoles to frogs, their tails are absorbed to furnish nutriment for growing bodies. And until they're able to hop about and rustle up their own meals, they need no other food. If your job of raising a family were as simple as Ilyla's, you'd have less to worry about. But your children need plenty of food, good clothes to wear, and an education-as well as a home. So isn't this the wise thing to do? After you've set up a home for your family, make sure you have protection through insurance for the income that's needed to keep every home going. By investing now a small fraction of your income in life and accident insurance, you can fix it so your family will never lack the care they're bound to need. Let your Travelers agent or broker show you how important it is to have an adequate life and accident insurance program-especially during the twenty-two years that each child is growing up. MORAL: INSURE IN The Travelers ALL FORMS OF INSURANCE AND SURETY BONDS The Travelers Insurance Company, The Travelers In demnity Company, The Travelers Fire Insurance Com pany, The Charter Oak Fire Insurance Company, Hart ford 15, Connecticut. Serving the insurance public in the United States since 1864 and in Canada since 1865.