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Before we proceed:
Since the earliest times human beings
have kept tame animals as pet but we
have rarely seen any body having a wild
animal as pet.
In this story there is a lady who is having
a wild bear as pet. Do wild animals also
behave well if given love and affection ?
Let ‘s read the story and find out.
The Bear story
All the living beings understand the
language of love. If proper care is
taken then wild animals also behave
well like domestic animal. In this
story we will come across a bear
who is as gentle as an angel , who
never dream of hurting anybody ,
man or a beast.
About the author:Axel Munthe (Axel Martin Fredrik Munthe)
was born in Oskarshamn, Sweden in October 31, 1857.
Axel Munthe was a Swedish psychiatrist. He is best known
as the author of “The Story of San Michele”, an autobiography
of his life and work. Axel Munthe spoke several languages
as he grew up in Sweden and he attended medical school.
He was married to an English aristocrat
and spent most of his adult life in Italy. Munthe often treated the
poor without charging and risking his life on several occasions to
help in times of war, disaster. He fought for animal rights.
He purchased a land to create a bird sanctuary near his
home in Italy. He had pets like a owl and a baboon, and
many different kinds of dogs. His writing is light-hearted,
being primarily memories from his real-life
experiences but often about sad or tragic events.
He primarily wrote about people and about a few animals as well.
There once was a lady who lived at the edge of a
forest. The lady had a pet bear whom she loved.
This bear was found in the forest half dead. The
bear was the most amiable animal. He did not
harm any animal or person. All children and
animals loved to play with him.
The bear was never put in chains except for the nights. He was
also put on chain on Sundays when the lady went to her sister’s
house to spend the afternoon. Her sister lived on the other side of
the forest. One Sunday as usual chained the bear and left for her
sister’s house. Half way she looked back and was surprised to
see the bear. The lady was angry; she was getting late and had no
time to take him home. She told him to go back in an angry voice
but the bear didn't go. She pocked her umbrella on his nose
pushing him back. Soon and slowly the bear went away.
When the lady came back home the bear was sitting in his
usual place. The lady was still angry. She went to him and
started scolding him. The old cook who loved the bear
like her son rushed out from the kitchen and said “Why do
you scold him? He has been good as gold the whole day.
He has been sitting here like an angel and looking the
whole time at the gate waiting for you to come back..
I liked the way the lady and the
cook took care of the lovely bear.