THE WOLF AND THE DOG
Once there was a wolf who was nearly dead with hunger. He was very thin, so that the outline of his
bones could be seen clearly beneath his thinning coat of hair. With hardly enough energy to walk,
the wolf had little hope of finding food. As he lay beneath a large tree, a dog out for a walk noticed
him. Seeing how thin and hungry-looking the wolf was, the dog felt sorry for him and said, "You are
in terrible shape! You look as if you haven't eaten for many days."
"You're right," said the wolf. "I haven't eaten because you and your friends are doing such a good
job of guarding the sheep. Now I am so weak that I have little hope of finding food. I think I will
Then why not join us? Asked the dog. "I work regularly and I eat regularly. You could do the same. I
will arrange it. You can help me and the other dogs guard the sheep. In that way, we won't have to
worry about your stealing the sheep any more and you won't have to worry about going hungry any
more. It's a good deal for both of us."
The wolf thought it over for a few minutes and then decided that the dog was right. So they went
off together toward the ranch house where the dog lived. But, as they were walking, the wolf
noticed that the hair on a certain part of the dog's neck was very thin. He was curious about this,
for the dog had such a beautiful coat every where else. Finally, he asked the dog about it.
"Oh, don't worry about that," said the dog. "It's the place where the collar rubs on my neck when
my master chains me up at night."
"Chained up!" cried the wolf, "Do you mean that you are chained up at night? If I come to live with
you, will I be chained up at night too?"
That's right," answered the dog. "But, You'll get used to it soon enough. I hardly think about it
"But, if I am chained up, then I won't be able to walk when I want to take a walk or to run where I
want to run," the wolf said. "If I come to live with you, I won't be free anymore." After saying this,
the wolf turned and ran away.
"The dog called after the wolf, saying, "Wait! Come back! I may not be able to do everything I want
to do, but I'm healthy, well-fed, and I have a warm place to sleep. You are too worried about
keeping alive to enjoy life. I'm more free than you are."
THE TIGER WHO WOULD BE KING
One morning the tiger woke up in the jungle and told his mate that he was king of beasts.
"Leo, the lion, is king of beasts," she said.
"We need a change," said the tiger. "The creatures are crying for a change."
The tigress listened but she could hear no crying, except that of her cubs.
"I'll be king of beasts by the time the moon rises," said the tiger. "It will be a yellow moon with
black stripes, in my honour."
"Oh sure," said the tigress as she went to look after her young, one of whom, a male, very like his
father, had got an imaginary thorn in his paw.
The tiger prowled through the jungle till he came to the lion's den. "Come out," he roared," and
greet the king of beasts! The king is dead, long live the king!"
Inside the den, the lioness woke her mate. "The king is here to see you," she said.
"What king?" he inquired, sleepily.
"The king of beasts," she said.
"I am the king of beasts," roared Leo and he charged out of the den to defend his crown against
It was a terrible fight and it lasted until the setting of the sun. All the animals of the jungle joined
in, some taking the side of the tiger and others the side of the lion. Every creature from the
aardvark to the zebra took part in the struggle to overthrow the lion or to repulse the tiger, and
some did not knot know which they were fighting for, and some fought for both, and some fought
whoever was nearest and some fought for the sake of fighting.
"What are we fighting for?" someone asked the aardvark.
"The old order," said the aardvark.
"What are we dying for?" someone asked the zebra.
"The new order," said the zebra.
When the moon rose, fevered and gibbous, it shone upon a jungle in which nothing stirred except a
macaw and a cockatoo, screaming in horror. All the beasts were dead except the tiger, and his days
were numbered and his time was ticking away. He was monarch of all he surveyed, but it didn't seem
to mean anything.
THE BEAR AND THE RABBIT
Once upon a time, there lived a bear and a rabbit. The rabbit is a good shot. In contrary,
the bear is always clumsy and could not use the arrow.
One day, the bear called over the rabbit and asked the rabbit to take his bow and arrows.
The rabbit was fearing to arouse the bear's anger so he could not refuse it. He went with the bear
and shot enough buffalo to satisfy the hungry family. Indeed he shot and killed so many that there
were lots of meats left after.
However the bear did not want the rabbit to get any of the meat. The rabbit could not even taste
the meat. The poor rabbit would have to go home hungry after his hard day's work.
The bear was the father of five children. Fortunately, the youngest child was very kind to the
rabbit. He was very hearty eater. The mother bear always gave him an extra large piece of meat
but the youngest child did not eat it. He would take it outside with him and pretended to play ball
with the meat. He kicked toward the rabbit's house.When he got close to the door he would give
the meat with such a great kick. The meat would fly into the rabbit's house. In this way, the poor
rabbit would get his meal.
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A RABBIT AND TWENTY CROCODILES
Once upon a time, a Rabbit wanted to cross a river, but he could not swim. He had an idea,
he saw a boss of Crocodiles swimming in the river. The Rabbit asked he cross of crocodile.
“how many crocodile are there in the river?” the boss of crocodile answered, “we are twenty here”.
“where are they?”the Rabbit asked for the second time. “what is it for?” the boss crocodile asked.
“all of you are good, gentle and kind, so I want to make a line in order. Later, I will know how kind
you are,” said the Rabbit.
Then the boss of the Crocodiles called all his friend an asked then to make a line in order from one
side to the order side of the river. Fust then, the Rabbit started to count while jumping from one
crocodile to another: one…two… three… four…until twenty. And finally, he thanked all Crocodiles
because he had crossed the river.
In the fable we can find massage is, before act, we think to do first, so that we can finish the
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THE LONELY LANDY
One day, there was a porcupine named landy. He was lonely. No one wanted to play with him,
because they afraid of his spikes.
“dear landy, we don’t want to play with you because your spikes are too sharp. We don’t want you to
hurt us,” said cici the rabbit one day.
“cici is right, landy, it is not because you’re bad or rude to us, no, landy, just because of your spikes.
They will stab us if we are close to you.” Said tito the rooster.
Landy felt lonely. Landy spent most of the time day dreaming at the river bank. “I would be happy if
there were no spikes on my body.”
Suddenly, kuku the turtle appeared from the river. He came to landy and said, “landy, what are you
“oh, nothing.” Landy replied.
“don’t lie to me, landy! Who knows I can help you.” Said kuku wisely. Then he sat beside landy. He
wasn’t afraid of landy’s spikes.
Shortly, landy told his problem. Kuku nodded his head. He said. “poor you, but it isn’t your fault. I
know your spikes are very usefull and helpful for you. They will realize it someday, trust me!”
Thanks, kuku, you are my best friend.”
One day, koko the frog held his birthday party. He invited all his friends, including landy. But he
decided not to com. He didn’t want to mess up the party.
“I’ll come with you landy. I’ll tell everyone that you’re harmless.” Said kuku, finally landy attended
the party. Everyone enjoyed it.
Suddenly tito screamed, “help…help…! The evil wolf is coming. Save yourself!” then, everyone saved
their lives, except kuku and landy. Kuku pulled his head and his leg into his shell. And landy rolled his
body into a ball.
Unintentionally, the evil wolf touched landy. Of course, the spikes pricked him. He screamed. “ouch!”
since his foot was bleeding, he didn’t chase landy’s friend any longer. Then, he ran away.
“horray… horray…! Long live landy! He saved our lives.” Said cici and her friends. They thanked him
from then on. Landy wasn’t lonely anymore.