A Sneaky Spring

It was a beautiful spring day. Ant wanted to take a walk across a meadow to a field of daisies. Ant loved daisies. He thought they were very pretty.

Ant started walking with his leaf. It was a long walk but he continued on. It wasn’t long before he became tired. His leaf did weigh him down but there was no way that he was going to give it up. His leaf was a security blanket.

Up ahead, Ant saw a shortcut to the field of daisies. If he took it, he could be at the field of daisies in under an hour. If he didn’t take the shortcut, it could take him three or four hours to get there. He decided to take the shortcut.

Halfway across the shortcut, he saw a crow sitting on a fence post.

“I forgot about the crow,” said Ant. “What  will I do now?”

Ant decided he would sneak around to the back of the fence and he was hoping that by doing so, the crow wouldn’t see him.

“Don’t think I don’t know that you are here,” said the crow, just as Ant started walking around the back of the fence. “You are the ant that keeps tricking us birds!”

“Yes,” said Ant. “I did trick you. I also tricked Mrs. Robin.”

“Yes you did,” said the crow. “Mrs. Robin was very upset with you. You took her away from her babies.”

“I did apologize to her,” said Ant. “I even gave her a box of chocolates.”

“I see,” said the crow. “That was very nice of you but, where is my box of chocolates?”

“I would also like to apologize to you,” said Ant, ignoring the crow’s comment about chocolate.

“I should never have tricked you,” said Ant. “I am sorry.”

“I appreciate the apology,” said the crow. “Just for that I will let you keep walking.”

 Thank you,” said Ant. “That was very kind of you.”

“Now go before I change my mind,” said the crow.

Ant didn’t hesitate. He quickly kept walking away from the crow.


 

Moral of this Story:

  • If you are sneaky, you will likely be caught.
  • Example: Ant tried to sneak around the crow because he had tricked the crow one day and was afraid of him.

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