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The Lion and the Lizard
By Jenny Loehr
There once was a hunter named . One day, set out to hunt
the very dangerous who lived down by the . got
up early and grabbed his gun and . He also packed his lunch because he
knew he would have to hike a long way to the in order to find the .
On that same morning, the woke up very early in order to hunt for some
food. The left his den and lurked down by the . The
could hear and smell and knew that he should be careful so
as not to draw attention to himself.
The was paying more attention to the hunter than to himself, and stepped
on a large tree that had fallen in his path. The felt a very sharp
pain in his leg and realized that the tree was full of sharp thorns.
The thought for a moment and felt very sad for the . He
grabbed a large and scurried to the . He used the
as a and filled the full of clear, cool water for the to
drink. After several trips to the for more water, the worked
at pulling the thorn from the .
The was able to pull the thorn just in time, because they could see
lurking close by the . The pulled the tired
onto his back and limped away to his den. The thanked the for
his help, and they soon became very close friends. The and the
lived happily together for the rest of their lives.
That one great big thorn had lodged itself into his . The pain was so great
that the was left motionless on the ground in the hot sun. His
grew dry in the blistering heat, and his stomach lurched from hunger, yet he did not
move or make a sound because he knew that the hunter was not far away.
As the lay helpless in the dirt, a small came scurrying by.
He saw the big lying in the sun. The started to move quickly
by, afraid of being attacked by the . Suddenly, he heard the
speak to him in a low whisper. “Please help me, little . My
is hurt and I am sure to die here from thirst, hunger, or even