Snake Stew

Silly Snake slithered through the woods on a warm summer day. As he slithered along, he felt like he was being watched. He looked around but he didn’t see anything. He carried on but he still felt someone or something was watching him.

“Okay,” Silly Snake shouted.” Whatever or whoever you are, leave me alone.”

A hawk came out of nowhere and scared Silly Snake.

“Oh did I scare you?” asked the hawk, in a teasing voice.

“You know you did,” said Silly Snake.

“Then perhaps you should go hide somewhere,” said the hawk.

“Why would I want to do that?” asked Silly Snake.

“I feel like having some snake stew,” said the hawk.

Silly Snake saw a rock a few feet away. He quickly slithered over to it. There was a hole just below the rock. Silly Snake slithered into the hole.

“Come out,” said the hawk. “I won’t hurt you.”

“I don’t want to be snake stew,” said Silly Snake.

“Oh I won’t hurt you,” said the hawk.

“I don’t trust you,” said Silly Snake.

“Why don’t you trust me?” asked the hawk.

“First of all,” said Silly Snake. “You said you wanted to eat some snake stew and second of all, I don’t know you. You are a stranger.”

“So you don’t trust strangers?” asked the hawk.

“No,” said Silly Snake. “I don’t.”

“You are a very smart snake,” said the hawk. “So many other snakes would have trusted me right away. You can come out now.”

“Good try,” said Silly Snake. “I’m not coming out.”

The hawk kept trying to coax Silly Snake into coming out of the hole he was in. Silly Snake didn’t budge. Soon, the hawk gave up and flew away. Silly Snake slithered back home as soon as he could.


 

Moral of this Story:

  • Don’t trust strangers.
  • Example: The hawk was trying to coax Silly Snake into coming out of hiding but Silly Snake didn’t trust him.
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