The Helpful Bear

Once upon a time, in a forest faraway, there lived a grizzly friendly bear. He was always polite with everyone. He helped those in need without hesitation and no one had ever heard an unkind word from him. He was a jovial bear and played with his forest friends everyday.

One day, the bear was hungry. He opened his honey cupboard. But alas! Instead of jars full of honey, he found an empty bowl.

‘Where did my honey go? Did I eat it all up?’ thought the bear.

‘I need to refill my stock or I will be a hungry bear!’ he worried.

But there was one problem. He had never bought any honey. Normally, Mama Bear, his mom would send it to him. But this time it seemed like she had forgotten. However, he couldn’t waste any time and decided that it was time he learnt to find his own honey. Plus, the idea of an adventure thrilled him.

Packing his bags promptly, he set out on his adventure to find honey. As he approached a clearing, he heard a cry,

“Help! Please someone help me!”

“Who is it?” asked the bear.

“It’s me the turtle! I am stuck in this ditch and can’t get out. Please help me!”, cried the voice.

Now, turtle and bear had been friends for a long time. They played everyday and shared food sometimes. Without hesitation, the bear picked a long stick and held it out to the turtle. The turtle held on the other end as the bear pulled him out to safety.

“Thank you my friend! How will I ever repay your kindness?”, inquired the turtle gratefully.

“Someday you will. For now I’m happy that you are safe my friend.”, replied the bear and set forth on his journey.

As he moved ahead, he met a snake. He seemed kind and spoke politely. He requested,

“Kind bear, would you like to take a walk with me?”

The bear happily obliged. But little did he know that the snake wanted to make him his lunch and gobble him up. The turtle saw the bear with the snake. He knew that the snake was evil and warned the bear of the snake’s true nature by using his secret signal; the whistle.

Listening to the turtle’s whistle, the bear, told the snake,

“My friend, it is time for me to resume my journey. I need to find my honey. Once I do find it, I will share it with you too.”

The snake realised that he had failed. The temptation of honey was too much to resist. So, he let the bear return to his adventure and return he did.

Luckily, he came across a honeycomb at the top of a tree. But, he did not know how to get it.  He tried throwing a stone, but to no avail. He tried throwing all sort of things but, nothing helped. He tried climbing the tree. However, the bear was not very good with climbing and fell down immediately. By now, many of his friends had gathered to watch the feat.

They said to themselves, “We should help the bear. He is a kind fellow. He has always helped us!”.

They climbed on to each other and formed a pyramid to carry the bear closer to the honeycomb. Finally, the bear was close enough to break the honeycomb and collect honey to last for the next six months. Everyone was happy. Their kindness had brought them together and unity had helped them succeed.

 

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La Peur et La Croyance

J’ai beaucoup de rêves.

Quelques uns sont longs

Et quelques sont courts.

Ils ne sont pas dans un monde imaginaire.

Je rêve que je tes réalise.

Mes rêves sont difficiles.

Ils ne sont jamais irréalistes.

Pourtant, j’ai peur de mes rêves,

J’ai peur d’échec

Peur de déception de moi-même

Toutefois, les rêves sont les rêves

Et je n’arrête jamis de rêver.

Je dois être forte.

Si j’ai peur de mes rêves,

Je ne les réaliserai pas.

Donc mes rêves resteront comme-ça

Et je n’accomplirai rien.

Il faut que je croie en moi-même.

Croie que je n’échouerai jamais

Et tente de réaliser mes rêves.

A Promise Made by Darkness

The sun kept shining strong and hard,

Burning her skin like paper,

Sweat poured through every inch of her bony stature

And her dry parched throat yearned for water.

The sand at her feet shone like gold,

It’s sparkle piercing her eyes.

Yet like millions from her village,

She carried on full of hope,

Of the promise the darkness had made them.

She remembered the night clearly,

The boom of it’s loudness was still reverberating in her ears.

A promise was made to her village.

A promise of riches,

A promise of comfort,

A promise of abundant water, unparalleled wealth and no more scorching sunlight.

The darkness had promised her villagers unending cool, beautiful nights.

But this promise came with a condition.

A condition only few could endure.

The villagers had to cross the Dessert of Daylight on foot,

To reach the Land of Promise.

So the villagers set on foot,

Through the Dessert of Daylight

And endured every hardship with hope of their Land of Promise.

Some failed, some died,

But she managed to survive

Like the handful of her villagers

To be rewarded of luxuries by the Darkness in the new land.