The Red and Blue Coat
By Emily G.
There once were two very good friends. They had been friends forever and wanted to stay that way. When they had grown up and both gotten married and they built there houses right across from each other. The only thing separating there houses was a small path. One day a man that was very sneaky wanted to see how great there friendship really was. He did this by wearing a two colored coat, one side was red, and the other was blue. One day when the men were outside in their fields on opposite sides, the man walked by. He made enough noise for both of them to notice, one man saw a red coat and the other saw blue. That night one man said to the other “wasn’t that a wonderful red coat that the man was wearing”.


The other replied and said “no, it was blue, what made you see red”?


The other man got mad and said “I saw it with my own eyes, it was red”!


“You are wrong, I saw it very clearly and it was blue”. Said the other man.


“Fine then our friendship is over”! They both said at the same time.


The men kept fighting for a while telling each other what they had seen was red or blue. Finally the man with the double sided coat came and stood right in front of them, showing them that half was red and the other was blue. The friends got mad at the man that had tricked them and asked why he had done that. They told him that they were best friends, and that he had ruined his friendship. All the man said was “I have not ruined your friendship; you were both right and wrong. The coat is not all blue or red, but it is both. You were both right, you were each just looking at a different view.


The Red and Blue Coat
There were once two best friends who did every thing with each other. They played and had fun with each other. They grew up together as best friends for life they went to each other marriages. And when they got older they bought houses and farms right next to each other, other than a pathway. They would help each other out when they were farming. And in sickness and wellness. But then one day a trickster came along, and wanted to test their friendship, so he wore a coat that was double-sided. One side was red and the other side was blue. He walked on the path way through the farms. Later on in the day the two friends met up and one said did you see that beautiful coat that man was wearing. Yes said the other man it was the perfect shade of red, but the other man said it was blue meanie. Oh now you think I'm the meanie said the other one.
They kept on fighting until the trickster came along they didn't stop fighting until they looked up. The trickster said see you guys my coat was red and blue. One of the men asked why did want to trick us. The trickster said I just wanted to test your relationship. And the men said oh well thank you for bonding us wise one.
And they lived happily ever after.