The Wind and the Sun
The Wind and the Sun, who was very hot, were arguing about which was stronger. Suddenly they saw a sad, weary, plump traveler coming down the road, the Sun said, "I see a way decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveler to take of his tattered cloak shall be regarded as the stronger." The sun slowly and steadily retired behind a cloud, and the wind began to blow as hard as he could at the traveler. Because the wind was blowing so harshly, the traveler wrapped his cloak around him even tighter. The wind gave up. The sun came out and shone his light upon the traveler and the scene was as pretty as a picture. Blazing hot, the man soon found it too hot to walk in his cloak so he took it off. Happily, the sun thought, "Kindness is better than turbulence.” - Joe
Once upon a time, there lived two cocks that fared in the same farmyard. But these two cocks detested each other so that they flew as far up as they could to fight. Ashamed that he had lost so terribly, the loser crawled of to a little corner. The victorious flew to the highest peak in the farmyard and after singing and announcing, spread his wings and crowed with every strain of his vocal cords. But then, a great eagle was mightily yet gracefully circling overhead. Annoyed with the crooked cock's crowing, he quickly and swiftly, looking and aiming, came down, down, down on the cock to carry it off to its nest. -Robyn
The Wind and the Sun
The wind, which thought he was the strongest in the world, and the Sun were arguing over which was stronger. Suddenly, they saw a tiny, little, wee, itsy-bitsy puny, runty, short child sadly, solemnly, and soberly coming down the road. The sun suddenly and smoothly stuttered, "I see a way to decide our dispute. Whichever of us can cause that traveler, who is as stubborn as a mule, to truly take of his coat shall be the winner.” So the sun brightly and briskly went behind a cloud while the wind blew as hard as he could. But the harder he blew, the more closely the traveler wrapped his coat around himself. The wind gave up. Then the Sun, who was as wise as an owl, shone in all his glory upon the traveler. Clinging no longer to his coat the man found it too hot to walk with his coat on. Triumphantly the sun thought, “Kindness works better than harshness.” - Tim M.
Farmer Fred's Golden Goose
Adorned with yellow and gold, was an egg that Farmer Fred found. Heaving the heavy egg, Fred was carelessly going to toss it away, thinking a trick was played on him. But he carried it home, plopped it on the table, and discovered that the egg was pure gold! Every morning the same super thing occurred and he became rich. Happily as he grew rich, he quickly became grossly greedy. Slaughtered, the goose golden had not one egg left, and discontentedly and disconsolately, he tramped to his house, kicked open the door, and slammed it shut. -Juanita
The Wind and the Sun
The wind, which was not very smart was disputing with the sun about which was the stronger. Suddenly they saw a serious, drowsy, and panicked traveler running swiftly down the road. The sunny side up sun said, “I see a way we can decide our little dispute. Whichever of us can cause that hysterical and hilarious traveler to take off his cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin.” So the clever and cautious sun retired behind a cloud, and the wind began to blow as hard as it could upon the traveler. But the harder he blew, the more closely did the traveler wrap up his cloak round about him, (because as we all know wind is very cold.) Finally the wind gave up. Then as bright as an angel the sun came out and shone all his glory upon the traveler. Getting cooked, the man took off his cloak. Suddenly the sun thought, "Kindness works better than madness.” - Tim K.
A happy countryman went to the nest of a goose and found a yellow egg. The man sighed, heaved, and tugged the heavy egg and was going to throw it into the river. But he took it quickly and quietly to his house and found out that it was gold. Every morning the same tame goose laid a golden egg and the man became rich. As he grew quickly but steadily rich, he became greedy. Being not smart, the farmer quickly but greedily wanted all the gold the goose could give so he killed the sad goose and there was nothing. - Michael
The Goose Which Laid the Gold Egg
Who Was Stronger?
One day the sun and the wind were debating about which was stronger. Suddenly they saw a tiny, peewee, short little traveler coming down the road, and the sun suddenly said, “I see away to decide and debate our dispute. Whichever of us can cautiously cause that traveler to take off his clunky, clean, cloak shall be regarded as the stronger. You begin.” So the sun quickly, reassuringly, and contently retired behind a cloud, and the wind began to ferociously, frantically, frightfully, and furiously blow as hard as it could upon the traveler. The traveler wrap his cloak more closely to him because the wind blew even harder. The wind gave up in despair. Then the sun came out and shone like never before in all his glory upon the traveler. Finding that it was too hot to walk wearing his cloak the man took it off. Joyfully, the sun thought, “Kindness works better than being unfriendly.” - Beth