Sharing Apples

Sharing Apples …

“Let’s go pick some apples today,” said Poor Mountain Mother.

“Yes,” said Poor Mountain Sister. “That sounds like fun.”

Poor Mountain Mother and Poor Mountain Sister grabbed some baskets and headed down the road and across the field to the apple tree.

“It sure is a nice summer day,” said Poor Mountain Mother.

“It is,” said Poor Mountain Sister.

Poor Mountain Mother and Poor Mountain Sister had each of their baskets half full of apples.

Poor Mountain Mother heard something rustling behind them. She turned around slowly and saw a bear. She whispered to Poor Mountain Sister to stop picking apples and to follow her. Poor Mountain Sister didn’t argue. She did as she was told.

Poor Mountain Mother and Poor Mountain Sister both left their baskets of apples on the ground and slowly and quietly made their way home.

“What about all of our apples?” asked Poor Mountain Sister, once they were at home.

“I don’t mind sharing our apples with that bear,” said Poor Mountain Mother.

“I suppose it was for a good cause,” said Poor Mountain Sister.

“Letting the bear have our apples is a small price to pay for our lives,” said Poor Mountain Mother.

“Definitely,” said Poor Mountain Sister.

Later that afternoon, Poor Mountain Father and Poor Mountain Brother came home, each carrying a basket half full of apples.

“Our apples!” exclaimed Poor Mountain Sister.

“We picked some earlier but we saw a bear so we left them,” said Poor Mountain Mother.

“That must have been the same bear we saw,” said Poor Mountain Father.

“We were willing to share our apples with him,” said Poor Mountain Mother.

“It doesn’t look like he touched them,” said Poor Mountain Sister, peering into the baskets.

“He was pretty busy,” said Poor Mountain Brother.

“He was eating honey,” said Poor Mountain Father.

“He wasn’t just eating the honey,” laughed Poor Mountain Brother. “He was covered in it.”



 

Moral of this Story:

  • Drop everything to avoid contact with a bear.
  • Example: Poor Mountain Mother and Poor Mountain Sister dropped their baskets of apples when they saw a bear.

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