Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Camel and the Bear

There once was a hungry bear who bragged about how fast he could eat. Tired of hearing him boast, Fat and Turdy, the camel, challenged him to a feast.
All the animals in the mountains gathered to watch. In the mountains.

Bear gobbled down the table for a while and then and paused to rest.
He looked at Slow and Steady and cried out, "How do you expect to win this race when you are eating at your slow, slow pace?"

Bear stretched himself out alongside the chair and fell asleep, thinking, "There is plenty of time to relax."

Fat and Turdy ate and ate. He never, ever stopped until he came to the end of the table.
The animals who were watching cheered so loudly for Camel, they woke up Bear.

Bear stretched and yawned and began to eat again, but it was too late. Camel finished the feast.

After that, Bear always reminded himself, "Don't brag that you're a hungry beast, for Slow and Steady won the feast!"

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