Fables — Page 171

The Chicken And The Peacock

Jana, Thailand

Moral of my fable: Be humble.

My Fable: Once upon a time there was a beautiful peacock and a drab chicken that lived in the kind and humble prince’s garden. The peacock teased the chicken saying, “I am bright and beautiful. You are ugly with no color but brown and white”. Alas the peacock was right he was bright and beautiful and the chicken drab and brown.

Then, one day a fox came creeping slowly into the prince’s garden he saw the peacock but not the chicken because it was drab he could not see it as well. He pounced and nearly got the peacock but just scratched it. He was about to try again when the prince came to check on a sick bird. He saw the fox and chased it away.

Never again did the peacock tease the chicken, for he realized that the things that make you you have reasons that can work to your advantage.

The Thanksgiving Turkey

Caden H., 12, U.S.A.

Moral of my fable: Don’t be prideful or filled with yourself, because you won’t be aware of your surroundings.

My Fable: A sly, sneaky, and hungry fox was trying to get a Thanksgiving turkey for his family. His little pup, Jake, asked, “Daddy, are you sure we’ll have a turkey?” He replied, “Yes son, I’m sure.” So the fox left his den to search for a nice, fat, delicious turkey. The fox searched in meadows, fields, and forests, but still couldn’t find a turkey. It started to get dark, and the fox began to worry that Thanksgiving dinner would be ruined.

Just as he was considering giving up, he spotted one. There, down by the creek, stood a perfect scrumptious turkey. Slowly, sneakily, and stealthily, the fox crept up to the turkey. Thinking to himself he said, “Yes! I’ve finally found a turkey for my family.” The turkey didn’t see the fox, for he was bragging and boasting to three other turkeys about how wonderful and delightful his feathers looked. The fox was thinking about how good his turkey would smell. He crept closer and closer waiting for the perfect chance to pounce. Suddenly he jumped to grab the turkey by his jaws and killed the fat, lazy, turkey. The other three turkeys quickly fled and ran for their lives.

Filled with excitement, the fox trotted home with the turkey held by its jaws. When he arrived home, his family was ecstatic. Little Jake said, “I knew you could do it daddy”. And he gave his dad a great big hug.

The Race

Luke E., 9, USA

Moral of my fable:  Pride goes before destruction.

My Fable: There once was an eagle named Edmund, who was so proud no one liked him, especially Levi. Levi was a shy lizard who always hid under rocks, and rarely came out. When he did, it was only to find food.

One day, Edmund was flying around the mountain looking for someone to have a race with. Meanwhile, far below, Levi was looking for food. Edmund saw Levi and flew down and said, “Levi I challenge you to a race! Look at your tiny legs. I can fly! I have big wings. I would be able to fly to the finish line before you could get half way.”

“I will race you tomorrow,” said Levi.

The next day, it was very stormy. The wind was howling and the leaves were coming off the trees. Because of his pride, Edmund still wanted to race. Everyone else was sheltered in their homes watching the race on their TVs. The race started, “And they’re off!” the announcer said. Edmund was having trouble, because the wind was pushing him back. Then a really strong gust of wind blew Edmund back to the starting line. Levi won the race because he was low to the ground and the wind did not affect him.

At the end of the race, Levi scampered up to Edmund and said, “Good work! I hope you win next time.” Edmund was surprised that Levi said that.

“Thank you, I am sorry for being proud and mean,” Edmund replied.

“I forgive you, let’s be friends,” said Levi.

Good Things Can Happen

Puvvala N. B., Hyderabad, India

The moral of my fable: Live always with humanity.

My Fable: In a village there lived a old women with her grand sons Ajay, Vijay. Both grew listening to her moral stories. She always insists to help others when required. Days passed and the grandmother expired. But her words strongly stayed in their hearts.

Ajay and Vijay completed their graduation and waiting for job. Once when they were coming out of the college suddenly the weather got worse. A huge sand storm took place and due to this calamity many people were struck in a nearby well.

After the calamity got cooled, Ajay and Vijay tried to help the ones who got struck in the nearby well due to the sand storm.

The king who was out of his palace was also got struck in the well due to the sand storm. Ajay and Vijay helped the people to come safely out of the well. In this process they also saved the king unknowingly.

The king was touched with the pain that the boys took to save the king and others, later he called on for the boys and gave them good and descent jobs. This way if you think for humanity and be kind always good happens to you as well.

The Fox Who Learned From The Eagle
Anegla O., 7, Michigan
The moral of my fable: Help others when they need to be helped.
My Fable: Once upon a time there was an eagle named Silky with soft back wings, and a sneaky fox named Slik. Silky lived in a tree and Slik lived the forest.

The eagle decided to go get sweet, tasty berries for her babies. When she got to the forest the fox said “No! You cannot take those berries”. Sadly, the eagle went home.

In the morning, Sliky woke up to the sweet smell of the morning air. She also heard the sound of Slik’s voice calling “Help! My baby is stuck in a tree! You are the only one who can get her, Silky!” Silky, the Eagle, said “No!” The fox went away.

Silky thought for a moment. Maybe she should help the fox. So she went and helped the cub get out of the tree. When the fox saw this she was so happy that she let Silky get as many berries as she wanted.

Then the eagle and the fox became best friends.

Goodness Wins Over Nastiness.

Ava O., 10, Michigan

The moral of my fable: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
My Fable: Once there was a bunny named Daisy. She was going to a new school. But she did not know that there was a mean squirrel named Squirrelkensie. That evening, Daisy was in her bedroom. She was excited about going to a new school in the morning.
The next day her dad dropped her off at the big, rough brick building. While arriving, she was sighted by that mean Squirrelkensie who started making fun of her ears. She said they were big and long. She called her Daisy Long Ears. At lunch Daisy sat alone.
The cafeteria was serving pizza for lunch. Even though pizza was Daisy’s favorite food, she didn’t feel like eating. Suddenly she saw Squirrelkensie picking on a younger kid. Daisy went over to Squirrelkensie to defend the smaller kids.
After that Daisy became more popular than Squirrelkensie.
As should be the case, Squirrelkensie became less and less popular until, after a while, she was left out of many events with the nice kids.

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