Fantastic Fables, Ambrose Bierce: An Optimist
Two Frogs in the belly of a snake were considering their altered circumstances.
"This is pretty hard luck," said one.
"Don't jump to conclusions," the other said; "we are out of the wet and provided with board and lodging."
"With lodging, certainly," said the First Frog; "but I don't see the board."
"You are a croaker," the other explained. "We are ourselves the board."