A Fable for Today

Fable writing seems to be a lost form of art.  These kinds of story are a childhood memory of mine.  I wrote one for my junior year.  It’s similar to the Tortuous and the Hare, but it teaches a different lesson.  I hope you enjoy.

The Horse and the Pony

One hot day, a horse came across a weak, little pony. He says, ”I bet you don’t have enough steam or strength to race against me.”

“I bet you are wrong my friend,” says the brown and white pony. “I am as strong as you. Let’s have a race and then you will see how fast I run.”

The horse and the pony line up at the beginning of the ring. The horse counted to 3 and off they went. Both the horse and the pony ran as fast as they could.

The horse was far ahead of the pony for awhile. All of a sudden, he sees from the side of his head that the little pony was catching up.

The pony ran as fast as he could to the finish line. “I proved you wrong, didn’t I?”

“Yes. You certainly did. I’m sorry for judging you like that.”

“It’s OK, but next time, please don’t speak before you are sure you know what you are getting into.”

“I won’t.” said the horse.

The pony trotted away happily.

Moral: Don’t judge a book by its cover. 

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