Friday, February 3, 2023

FABLE: The Ducks and The Fox

At times, a change of routine can be most helpful.

Written & Illustrated by Arnold Lobel

Have a great weekend

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 Two Duck sisters were waddling down the road to the pond for their morning Swim. "This is a good road," said the first sister, "but I think, just for a change, we should find another route. 'There are many other roads that lead to the pond." "No," said the second sister, "I do not agree. I really do not want to try a new way. 'This road makes me feel comfortable. I am accustomed to it." One morning the Ducks met a Fox sitting on a fence along the road. "Good morning, ladies," said the Fox. "On your way to the pond, I suppose?" "Oh, yes," said the sisters, "we come along here every day." "Interesting, said the Fox with a toothy smile. When the sun came up the next morning, the first sister said, "We are sure to meet that Fox again if we go our usual way. I did not like his looks. Today is the day that we must find another road!" "You are being just plain silly," " said the second sister. "That Fox smiled at us. He seemed most gentlemanly." The two Ducks waddled down the same road to the pond. There was the Fox, sitting on the fence. This time he carried a sack. "Lovely ladies," ' said the Fox, "I was expecting you. I am glad that you have not disappointed me." Opening his sack, he jumped upon them. The sisters quacked and screamed. They flapped and flopped their wings. They flew home and bolted their door. The next morning, the two Ducks did not go out. They rested at home to quiet their nerves. On the following day they carefully searched for a new and different road. They found one, and it took them safely to the pond. 
At times, a change of routine can be most healthful


Tasha T said...

Hi, Rosemary, thank you for posting stories from the Fables book by Arnold Lobel. I am not familiar with this book but so glad you've decided to share with us. These are charming tales and illustrations, and I'm looking forwrd to reading more of them.

Content in a Cottage said...

Tasha T -- These short stories with a lesson to be learned are very enjoyable to read and easy for me to post. There will definitely be more. xo, Rosemary

Pam said...

One thing I know for sure, fables are not only for the young. Sometimes I think they teach me even more, now that I'm growing older. I enjoyed reading this, Rosemary. Hope you're having a good weekend.

Content in a Cottage said...

Pam -- I couldn't agree more; fables are for all age groups. There is always something to be learned or a habit to be changed. xo, Rosemary