WHY THE BULLFROG’S HEAD IS STRIPED
According to one version the Bullfrog was always ridiculing the great gambler
Ûñtsai′yĭ, “Brass,” (see the story) until the latter at last got angry and dared the
Bullfrog to play the gatayû′stĭ (wheel-and-stick) game with him, whichever lost
to be scratched on his forehead. Brass won, as he always did, and the yellow
stripes on the Bullfrog’s head show where the gambler’s fingers scratched him.
Another story is that the Bullfrog had a conjurer to paint his head with yellow
stripes (brass) to make him appear more handsome to a pretty woman he was