One morning, Rabbit woke up to find that his favorite hat was missing! He figured the sneaky Grasshopper had stolen it, so later that day he paid Grasshopper a visit. He snuck up and made sure that Grasshopper had left to his meeting. Then he got the vase that Grasshopper loved and dropped it on the floor. It shattered into peaces
When Grasshopper got home , he found the most upsetting sight. He was very sad. “ What did I ever do to get my favorite vase given to me by my mother shattered” ! cried Grasshopper. Meanwhile, Rabbit was spying on him . He jumped up and said, “ You stole my favorite hat”! “ No I did NOT” ! Grasshopper blurted back. “Yes you did. You deserve the vase broken. You know it is wrong to steal.” “You have no proof. You know it is wrong to assume things when you have no proof. I never steal things because I know I don’t like it when people do that to me.”
Now Rabbit was feeling bad. Grasshopper was right .He had no proof. He felt sorry for Grasshopper. “ I could just go out and buy a new hat, but Grasshopper can’t go out and buy a new hand made vase,” Thought Rabbit. “ I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have just assumed that you had stolen it.” “ I guess it’s ok. My mom makes them often.”
Later, Rabbit glumly walked home thinking about his mistake. When he got home he looked for his hat in his closet… and found it. That made him feel even more worse.
Moral: never assume without any proof.
By: Devia, 10
There once was a Lion who was not only the king of the beasts, but also the cockiest too. One day when he was by the river, he came across a shallow water shark. This shark was also known as the cleverest creature to ever live in the ocean. The Lion was amused at the way the shark swam around. ”You swim so slow, because you’re fat! ’’The shark thought to himself” I can catch this one. So the shark, being clever, said ”Excuse me?’’ So the lion leaned in and said “You swim so slow, because you are fat!’’ And again the shark said “Excuse me?’’This went on until the lion was completely over the water and then the shark jumped up and ate him.
Moral: Don’t be so cocky that you don’t notice your foolishness.
By: John, 11
One day a farmer was joyfully petting the family cat when the bloodhound walked by. ”I wish my master would pet me on his lap.” He said in a funny voice. The next day the cat was bragging about how their master pet him so much that the bloodhound was furious. He was afraid but he had to try to get his master to pet him on his lap. Another boring day passed when he decided to try. He told everyone, at a family meeting. Fish and turtle said he was crazy. Cat was furious this time as he hated when people stole the attention. So he said,”well bloodound let me give you some advice, first poke the master with your nose then viciously leap onto him and you’ll have the attention you ever wanted.” Bloodhound did exactly what the cat said when he leaped onto his master his master screamed, and the cat was laughing as the bloodhound spent the rest of the day outside. Since then, the cat never had any friends and he always felt sad.
Moral: selfishness and bragging will not earn friends.
By: William, 11
Once upon a time, there were 2 dragons that hated each other. They fought when they were angry, they stole from each other, and they played tricks on each other. One day their castle caught on fire, because they were blowing tremendous amounts of fire at each other. So they fought on whose fault it was that caused the fire on their castle.
But while they fought, the fire got tremendously bigger, so one of the dragons said, “We need to work together!!” But then the other dragon said, “Work with you? Bah! I would rather catch on fire than work with you! But since it`s my castle that`s getting burned, I`ll help you.” So with their giant claws, they got water and took the fire out.
Moral: Work together to accomplish something you can`t do by yourself
By: Ken, 11
One day an eagle was flying by around lunch time when he saw a snake slithering on the ground. He swept up the snake in his mouth. The snake begged him to let hi m go. But the eagle wasn’t sure if he would be any good if he let him go. ”Explain to me what you might be able to do for me” said the eagle. “I may save your life someday” said the snake. “How is it possible that you could save me” said the eagle. But, he let him go anyways.
A few weeks later..
One day the snake heard the coo of the eagle and slithered to help him. When he got there a human was standing there. “Yes! Yes! I’ve finally caught the last eagle of this kind. It’s worth a fortune” said the human. As the snake got an idea he started slithering over toward the human. While the human wasn’t looking, and since the snake is venomous, the snake bit the human in the leg. The human collapsed. “You’ve saved me! “Said the eagle as the snake got him out of the trap. “I told you I might save you someday” said the snake “You were right. You did save me. Thank you!”
Moral: Bigger isn’t always better.