Fables — Page 157

The Tiger And The Mouse
Thanaboon, 10, Thailand

The moral of my fable is:  Just because you are bigger than others doesn’t mean you will survive.
My fable is:
The tiger said that he was bigger than the mouse.
One day the hunter came and caught the tiger and the mouse.
The mouse could crawl out out. The tiger couldn’t get out of the net. He wanted the mouse to help him!
The hunter killed the tiger. The mouse was free. He survived!


The Eagle And The Tortoise In The Air
Norawit, 9, Bangkok

The moral of my fable is:  Be content with what you are.
My fable is:
One day a tortoise said to all the birds, “All I ever wanted was to have wings.
An eagle then asked, “What rewards would you give me if I taught you how to fly?” The tortoise replied, “I would give you all the gifts I have found in the sea.”
The eagle then carried the tortoise upside down and flew into the sky. When they were high enough, the eagle dropped the tortoise so that the tortoise could fly.
Unfortunately, the tortoise could not fly and fell onto the mountaintop. The shell on her back was completely smashed.
As the tortoise was dying, she said, “It serves me right. What use did I have for wings when I already had trouble moving around on the ground?”


The Cat And The Mouse
Pakin, 9, Thailand

The moral of my fable is:  Don’t underestimate a weaker opponent.
My fable is:
One day there was a cat and a mouse. Both were friends and they shared a lot of things together.
Then, sometime later, they were angry with each other because there was a lot of food left over. The cat said they would have a swimming competition and whoever who won would got the foods.
Mouse said, “OK! The lion will chose the pool for the swimming competition.”
Then it was race day. The cat and the mouse chose their swimming suits and they were on the starting line. The Lion said, “1.2.3.GO…..”
Both went. The cat said to himself, “I can sleep on the rope because the mouse is very slow.”
The mouse went passed the cat and won the race.
The cat woke up and quickly swam, but the mouse had already won.


The Shark And The Small Fish
Punnawat, 10, Thailand

The moral of my fable is:  Do good things and then you will have many friends.
My fable is:
Long ago, a shark wanted to be friends with small fish. But small fish didn’t want to be friend with shark.
One day a human went fishing and caught the small fish. The shark went to help the small fish.
After the shark saved the small fish, it said, “You are a good shark.”
The shark and small fish became friends. And they lived happily forever.


The Knight And Dragon
Phum, 10, Bangkok

The moral of my fable is:  Try your best and you can achieve.
My fable is:
Once upon a time in Greece, 2600 years ago, there lived a knight and a dragon. The dragon thought the knight was very weak and that he could easily beat him in a fair fight.
The knight fought with the dragon and dragon lost.
The dragon was very surprised that the knight was so strong.
The dragon said, “Knight, would like to be my best friend? Thank you for teaching me an important lesson.”


Bob, Precious, And Killer
Tiara, 14, Ohio

The moral of my fable is:  It doesn’t matter if you are the same, you should stick up for each other.
My fable is:
Once upon a time, there was a turtle named Bob. One sunny day Bob went for a walk. Bob talked to a bird named Precious.
As Bob and Precious were talking, Bob said, “Precious, do you want to go to my house?” Precious said, “Yes, I would love to.”
So Bob and Precious headed to Bob’s house. Then Precious saw a bush moving and saw that behind the bush was a snake named Killer.
When Precious saw Killer she hid in a high tree, but unfortunately Bob was very slow. Killer teased Bob until Precious came down and scared Killer away.


A Lobster And A Fisherman
SeYeon, 9, Maryland

The moral of my fable is:  If you help others, they will help you.
My fable is:
Once upon a time, there was a poor old fisherman. One day he caught a tiny little lobster.
The lobster asked the fisherman, “Mr. Fisherman, can you let me go and I will come back when I get fatter?”
Because the lobster seemed so desperate, the fisherman let it go.
A few days later he caught the same lobster. That day the lobster said, “Mr. Fisherman, if you let me go one more time, I will bring my friends next time.”
The fisherman believed the lobster and set it off.
Just like it said, the lobster was back the next day. The fisher man caught some more.
Finally the lobster said, “Mr. Fisherman, now sell us and become rich.”
The fisherman sold the lobsters and lived happily ever after.

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