Sometimes Right is Repaid with Wrong
By:
Gracie Mann
There once was a very clever rabbit that borrowed money from almost every animal in the forest, although he never returned it. All of the animals were starting to get very mad at the rabbit and they all wanted their money back. Rabbit thought and thought and thought until his brain was sore, but finally rabbit came up with a genius plan to get out of paying all of the money that he no longer owned. He ran from door to door to the houses of the animals that he owed money to. He told them all to meet him at his house on the same day, Next he called a big hunter and told him that a scary lion was running loose in the forest.
As he thought, the first to show up was the green cricket.
“Hello Mr. Cricket I guess you are here to collect your money, I promise I will repay you, but first crawl under the bed and hide because I think I see the chicken coming our way! The cricket crawled under the bed as the chicken walked through rabbit’s door.
“Greetings Chicken” said the rabbit “I promise I will repay you, but first, I think I see the big wolf coming our way!” The chicken cried out loudly and ran under the bed also. When the cricket saw the chicken, it scampered out from under the bed and ran out the door and never returned to the forest again.
The next to walk through the door was the big wolf.
“Give me my money rabbit” yelled the wolf.
“Yes I promise I will big wolf, but I believe I see the huge lion coming our way!” The big wolf quickly ran under the bed. When the chicken saw the big wolf, she was terrified and ran out the door and never returned to the forest again.
The huge lion was the fiercest animal in the forest and everyone was afraid of him.
“I want my money!” screamed the lion with rage. The sound hurt the ears of the rabbit.
“Of course huge lion, but I must warn you, I think I see a big hunter coming our way” said the clever rabbit. Even the huge lion was afraid of big hunters so he leaped under the bed. When the big wolf saw the huge lion, he jumped up and ran out the door, never to return to the forest again. The big hunter stomped through the door with his head held high.
“Where is that troublesome lion that you told me about on the phone” said the hunter.
“He’s is over there, right under the bed” answered the rabbit. The hunter bent down and saw the huge lion stuffed under the bed as the rabbit had said. The huge lion whimpered and started out the door never to return to the forest ever again.