OUR STORY, OUR PRIDE
Many year ago, there lived a wise rabbit and his friend the old fox. The two friends lived in the forest with other animals. Rabbit was friendly and also loved to help others whenever they were in need but the fox was different. He was greedy and enjoyed cheating others to have more for himself. The other animals wondered how these two worked together and were friends.
A few years later, there was famine in the land, and the fox who was left in abject poverty by his parents was really hungry. Other animals stocked up food in their houses while the fox had none.
Grumble!!! Went the sound of fox’s belly. “I can’t take it anymore. Hunger will finish me here. I must do something”. Fox thought. “Aha! I know what I will do” Fox just had an idea.
“Everyone in this village, anyone who has ears should listen. Come to my house with your foodstuffs and I will multiply them for you.” All the animals big and small gave the fox their foodstuff. Little did they know that their food was being eaten by a savage, a cunning animal, and a greedy one at that. Rabbit, fox’s friend noticed that the fox was getting fatter everyday while the other animals were getting thinner. They wondered what was happening to their food, but the fox assured them “The magic takes time, be patient.”
One fateful day, the Rabbit decided to follow the fox to his house. To his uttermost surprise, he found the fox eating the food the animals gave him. He rushed to the villagers’ houses and told them everything. The animals spoke together, “We’ll have to see it before we believe it!” Wise Rabbit went to the fox with a little food and said, “Hello fox, please can you multiply this food for me?”
“Ohhh! Yes!” replied the fox. The fox collected the food while the rabbit went outside. They went to the window and found the fox eating the food the rabbit gave him! The animals barged into fox’s house and started to beat him up. The Rabbit went to the fox and said, “I am sorry for this beating you are getting. You would have just asked. You shouldn’t have cheated them. It is not my fault. It is yours. For being greedy you have faced the consequences of your actions. Sorry once again and goodbye”
After that beating the fox received, He vowed never to be greedy again
Moral: DO NOT BE GREEDY!
written by Sharon Joseph
Young Author Buddies