Thursday, March 8, 2018

Aesop's Fables - The Kingdom of the Lion

So I'm trying something new for a while - on a suggestion or dare however you want to look at it.
 I'm calling it - Aesop's Fables Retold

The Kingdom of the Lion (the real story):

The beasts of the field and forest had a Lion as their king. He was neither wrathful, cruel, nor tyrannical, but just and gentle as a king could be. During his reign he made a royal proclamation for a general assembly of all the birds and beasts, and drew up conditions for a universal league, in which the Wolf and the Lamb, the Panther and the Kid, the Tiger and the Stag, the Dog and the Hare, should live together in perfect peace and amity. The Hare said, "Oh, how I have longed to see this day, in which the weak shall take their place with impunity by the side of the strong." And after the Hare said this, he ran for his life.

The Vicki Version:

This fable immediately took me to the words from the Bible, “When the lion lies down with the lamb.”

But – it didn’t happen that way – the wolf had to be buddies with the lamb in this fable. So what’s up with the lamb anyway? He didn’t mouth off like the hare. What was up with him? The stag and the kid kept quiet, too.

So the hare was brave and spoke his piece, but then he ran not able to stand his ground. Was he suspicious from some past experience with the wolves – probably so. But he should have been courageous – put your money where your mouth is so to speak.

So I’m thinking the Lion should rewrite his proclamation, everyone should get along or you’ll have me to answer to. I am King after all.
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So Until Next time Write on!

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