Beatrice Bee and Falling Acorns

Beatrice Bee was flying around Storyland. It was an extremely hot day. She noticed a huge oak tree below.
“That looks like a good place to get some shade so I can try to cool down,” said Beatrice to herself.
Beatrice flew down toward one of the branches of the oak tree. She immediately felt a few degrees different in the temperature.
“Oh,” said Beatrice. “This is nice. Being in the shade feels so much cooler.”
Beatrice looked up into the tree and she saw a chipmunk scurrying around from limb to limb. Beatrice thought it was quite comical to watch him, until she felt an acorn hit her on the head.
“Ouch!” cried Beatrice. “That hurt. Please be more careful.”
“What are you doing sitting in this oak tree?” asked the chipmunk. “I didn’t realize you were here.”
“I was trying to cool down,” said Beatrice. “It is very hot out there.”
“That is a very good reason for you to be in this tree,” said the chipmunk.
“Yes,” said Beatrice. “Thank you. By the way, my name is Beatrice Bee.”
“I am Chester Chipmunk,” said the chipmunk. “It is nice to meet you.”
“It is nice to meet you as well,” said Beatrice.
“I hope your head is okay,” said Chester.
“Yes,” said Beatrice. “It is fine. It just stung for a minute or so.”
“Good,” said Chester. “I wouldn’t want to see you hurt.”
“Thank you,” said Beatrice. “What were you doing with all those acorns anyway?”
“I collect them and then store them away for the winter,” said Chester. “That way I have lots to eat all winter long.”
“That is actually a very smart idea,” said Beatrice.
“I think so too,” said Chester.
“That way you don’t have to tackle the cold winter weather,” said Beatrice.
“Exactly,” said Chester.
Chester and Beatrice had a long talk. They both liked each other very much. They became very good friends.


Moral of this Story:

  • It is a good idea to save for a rainy or cold day.
  • Example: Chester Chipmunk told Beatrice Bee how he stores food away for the winter.
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