Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Hoots

Once upon a time,  there was a family of owls who lived in a dark, dark forest.

Mamma Owl and Papa Owl had been married for the longest time and were very much in love.

They had two children who were as different from each other as night and day. They didn’t talk much and, when they did, it was to fight.

‘You’re stupid.’

‘Well, you’re stupider.’

‘And you’re ugly!’

Their names were Carla and … Carlo. Yes, I know. Their parents didn’t have great taste in names, or at least they were not very original.

Carla was hard-working and got great marks at school. She was also very good at flying and hunting mice. Carlo, however, was lazy and dumb. He only liked sleeping and eating food caught by others.

The Hoots (Carla, Carlo and their parents) lived in a lovely tree house. Carlo always used the ladder to go up and down because he couldn’t fly that high.

One day, there was a fire in the forest and when his family flew away he was trapped in the house. He couldn’t get out as the ladder had been burnt.

‘Help, sister, help!’ he shouted.

Carla wanted to save him, but she couldn’t get near because of the flames. That’s how her brother met his untimely death. His parents mourn him to this day…

And the moral of the story is:

If lazy you want to be
Don’t live up a tree.

What? You don’t like it? You think it’s a stupid moral? Okay, let me rephrase it.

And the moral of the story is:

You mustn’t be lazy,
You should work hard
Because one day maybe,
You could get charred.

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