fable

The 4 elements

 

Once upon a time in faraway land, father Sun had 4 beautiful daughters with the Moon. The quadruplets where alike but different at the same time. Their names were given by their godmother Earth. First she took the blonde baby girl with white skin and big blue eyes and she said:

“Your name will be Aqua and you will be able to control the empire of the sea, every living thing among this reign shall be under your power, and to defend your reign in case of a threat you will possess a magical hippocampus: a horse with a tail of a whale that will obey to your commands”.

She set Aqua again in the crib, and then took the baby with brown hair and green eyes and because of her characteristics she said:

“Your name will be Terra and you will control every living thing that lives in land, they will be under your power and to defend from any possible threat you will possess a magical unicorn: a horse with a horn on his head that will obey to your commands”.

She lay down Terra aside Aqua, and then took the baby with black hair, white skin and grey eyes and said:

 “Your name will be Aera, your reign will be the one that flows with the wind, every living thing that moves through the skies shall be under your power. To protect your kingdom you will possess a magical pegasus: a horse with wings of an angel that will obey to your commands”.

She lay down Aera along with Aqua and Terra, she then took a look to the only baby that was left, who was about to cry because her sisters were carried up before her. This baby had red hair as fire, yellow eyes like the sunrays and white skin like her sisters. Mother Earth stared at the baby and said:

“I feel in this baby an energy that I didn’t felt in the others, your name, baby girl, will be Flamma, you will possess the power to control the fire, and to protect your kingdom you will possess a magical dragon with wings and fire breath. This is a very powerful element that you must not use for wrong.”

She lay down Flamma with her sisters Aqua, Aera and Terra. Then they sent the 4 godesses with their magical animals down to the Earth, where they will protect the kingdoms.

When they grew up, Aqua realized that she was the queen of all the mermaids of the sea, the fishes, dolphins, whales and every living thing from oceans and lakes. She was very happy to see how big her kingdom was. Terra had the second biggest kingdom; she ruled every living thing that walked on the earth: all the humans, the lions and the wolves. She knew her kingdom was not as big as Aqua’s, but she still had a lot of animals to care about. Aera had the third biggest kingdom; she ruled everything in the skies: all the birds from the eagles to the humming birds, from the flamingos to the parrots. She didn’t owned any plant, thought she was happy with her flying animals. Flamma, on the other hand, was not happy at all, as soon as she arrived to the earth she found at that the only living thing among his kingdom was her magical dragon, only the fire was under her reign, and she could only use it to burn the plants and the people. She was so very sad because her power was only for bad. Terra saw the sadness of her sister, she felt sorry that Flamma was not happy with the element she was given, and then she had an idea. Terra saw how her humans where freezing when the winter came along. She went to look out for her sister and told her:

“It does not matter how many possessions you have or how many things you own, what matters most is the goodness of your heart and how you use the gifts of earth to help others.”

Flamma then realized she could use the fire to warm the humans, to help them cook their meals and to burn the land so give more food to the animals and humans. She was very happy to see how his dangerous power could also help others in a good way.

 

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Brenda Ponce

Adriana Lopez 

The Hyena and the prairie dog

 

There was no brush to hide, no hole to jump in, there was all covered into flames, and there it was, the little prairie dog, running desperately, the laughing hyena was chasing him and yell it at him, “what for are you running oh little prairie dog?”, -- “Why?! I’m running because a crazy hyena wants me for dinner!” the poor little creature began to run faster, insanely trying to escape, “No, no, no little creature, I didn’t asked why, I asked you what for are you running?”, “what for? Well, I don’t want to get killed!” – yelled the little prairie dog, running and avoiding the enormous walls of fire that was all over the prairie, “No little thing! I may think you are mistaken, you don´t see what it’s going on?” the hyena keep chasing the little prairie dog, placing her yellow eyes into the little creature. “The only dam things I see it’s a big hyena trying to eat me, what do you mean that it’s happening around us? There is nothing! Said nervously, “HA HA HA HA” laughed loudly the hyena, “You are pretty funny, my nervous friend”, “Stop laughing you crazy hyena!” “If nothing is going around why don’t you try to enter into one your little prairie dog holes? Why don’t you hide into the brushes? Oh you little creature…” the little prairie dog didn’t answer. By then the race between the hyena and the prairie dog crossed half of the savannah, both animals were tired and thirsty, and almost by common decision they headed to the waterhole, and while they were running through the savannah the temperature where increasing and decreasing to a dizzying speed, then the two creatures arrive to the waterhole, the little prairie dog yelled “please stop! You are tired the same as me, you need to drink something or you will die the same as me! The hyena slow down and the both animals approached to the waterhole,  the prairie dog place himself as far as possible from the hyena, and just when the little creature lowered his head to drink some fresh water, the hyena shouted “STOP!, don´t you see little creature? The water is boiling, don’t you see the bubbles, and don’t you feel the heat? Why are you doing this? Where were you when all this chaos started? Why do you act like nothing its happening? “. The little prairie dog step aside from the water, and answered to the hyena “I was the watcher in my colony, I opened big my eyes to warn my family if something get wrong, but when I see that balls of fire crossing the sky I knew that no warn will save them, so I run and run, I just wasn’t prepared for this I just want to go home and lie in my hole with my family , but I don’t have family to warn and protect anymore… The crazy hyena was stunned, and didn’t said nothing for a while, but after a few minutes of silence the hyena laughed, and laughed like a hyena loud and crazy “HA HA HA, I guess nobody was prepared for this my little friend, well nobody its prepared for the end, the only thing that we can do its stay close and wait for it, waiting to see again your family.


The moral is: "The end will come one day or another, and you will never be truly prepared, stay close to your beloved ones and wait for it with integrity.

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The Tiger and the lion

Gerardo Villegas and Sabina López  


Long time ago there was a group of animals that were gods; they lived in the Holy Temple. They were very happy and didn’t have problems between them. One day they decided to create a beautiful place in which they could share their happiness to other living things. The idea was that every animal had to turn their selves to mortals and became a part of the place in order to accomplish their mission.

They needed something that could give light and heat to the place they called Earth,   and something else that could create life in this place. The roles were given to each animal and everyone was satisfied with the idea, except for the tiger.

The tiger didn’t agree with this because he didn’t want to lose his immortality, so he started to cause trouble with the other animals and caused fear in them. The Lion started to calm down the others and he went to talk to the tiger.

“Why are you annoyed with this whole idea?”, said the Lion.

“I don’t want to sacrifice a part of me to give it to someone else”, said the Tiger.

“As gods we cannot be selfish and you are only thinking about yourself. We have to look for the welfare of the others and share what we have” said the Lion.

“You say that because, you will become the most important element for the Earth” the Tiger said.

They continued arguing for hours and hours but the Tiger didn’t change his opinion.  He began to be jealous about the Lion because he was named as the leader of the group. One day when he was alone, he started to think how he could avoid the creation of the Earth; he would have to kill the Lion.

When the animals were having a peaceful reunion about the details of the new place,  they decided to exclude the Tiger even though he was going to be the only god alive. They told this to the tiger but his anger became bigger and ferociously attacked the Lion .The Lion was hurt and nobody was able to help him, so the Lion gave the order to start the creation of the Earth, every animal in the Holy Temple were ready and they started the creation. The tiger couldn’t support anymore his anger, so with the power of the other animals they became him the darkness of the night. The Lion started to heal and by the next day he became the sun who would shine day by day.

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The tiger and the lion

 

The tiger and the lion
by:Sabina López and Gerardo Villegas 

 

Long time ago there was a group of animals that were gods; they lived in the Holy Temple. They were very happy and didn’t have problems between them. One day they decided to create a beautiful place in which they could share their happiness to other living things. The idea was that every animal had to turn their selves to mortals and became a part of the place in order to accomplish their mission.

They needed something that could give light and heat to the place they called Earth,   and something else that could create life in this place. The roles were given to each animal and everyone was satisfied with the idea, except for the tiger.

The tiger didn’t agree with this because he didn’t want to lose his immortality, so he started to cause trouble with the other animals and caused fear in them. The Lion started to calm down the others and he went to talk to the tiger.

“Why are you annoyed with this whole idea?”, said the Lion.

“I don’t want to sacrifice a part of me to give it to someone else”, said the Tiger.

“As gods we cannot be selfish and you are only thinking about yourself. We have to look for the welfare of the others and share what we have” said the Lion.

“You say that because, you will become the most important element for the Earth” the Tiger said.

They continued arguing for hours and hours but the Tiger didn’t change his opinion.  He began to be jealous about the Lion because he was named as the leader of the group. One day when he was alone, he started to think how he could avoid the creation of the Earth; he would have to kill the Lion.

When the animals were having a peaceful reunion about the details of the new place,  they decided to exclude the Tiger even though he was going to be the only god alive. They told this to the tiger but his anger became bigger and ferociously attacked the Lion .The Lion was hurt and nobody was able to help him, so the Lion gave the order to start the creation of the Earth, every animal in the Holy Temple were ready and they started the creation. The tiger couldn’t support anymore his anger, so with the power of the other animals they became him the darkness of the night. The Lion started to heal and by the next day he became the sun who would shine day by day.

 

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The Incredulous Dinosaurs

 

by Edith Zavala, Mayra Teran

 

 

 

 

Thousands of years ago, when the last part of the Mesozoic era, the Cretaceous, took place, there were dinosaurs living peacefully. There were all kinds of dinosaurs, some were big, other small. Some were aquatics, other terrestrials and some other aerials. All of them ate different types of food. There was a lot of vegetation, everybody lived happily, nobody cared about the future, they lived in a paradise.

 

 

 

There was a group of dinosaurs that gather all afternoons, to talk about the day, laugh, relax and pass good time, leaving their sons playing with freely in the field. These friends were Robert the Triceratops, John the T-rex, Camil the Crocodile, Dino the Velociraptor.

 

 

 

A day, Camil arrived with a different face, he was pallid. All the dinosaurs noticed it and started to ask him what happened. Hesitating, Camil started to talk.

 

 

 

  • Well, I don't know how to say it. I’m really worried, but I'm thinking of a plan. We will have to be very organized, but...

  • Wait!, Robert said, What are you taking about? Have you gone mad?

  • Yes! -said John- What plan?

  • Yes, yes! Be clear- the rest said.

  • Ahm, Do you promise that you will believe all that I'm going to say? -Camil asked.

  • Yes, yes. -The friends answered.

  • Well, yesterday, when I was taking a shower, I heard a voice that whispered: “Protect your kind”. I started to look all around, then the voice whispered again: “Protect your kind, there will be a catastrophe”. In the middle of my fear I hesitated, “Ca-ca-tastrophe?”. “Yes, you will be the savior”. “Why me?” I asked, “You are a leader and a very intelligent dinosaur, help your family and your friends, find a secure place...”

  • Wait! - Robert said- The voice said that you are the most intelligent? Is it a joke? You are a selfish dinosaur; you just want us admire you.

  • Yes, is true. -Dino said.

  • No, the story is true.- Camil replied.

  • Well tell us about the catastrophe, what will happen?

  • Well, the voice didn't talked about the catastrophe.

  • Well, I’m leaving, I don't believe anything. -Robert said.

 

 

 

Some of the dinosaurs followed him. That afternoon was hotter than the others. Camil took his son and went home. As they walked, the voice returned, “Protect your kind”. “Stop!, I lost all my friends because of you, nobody believe me!”, “Protect your kind”, the voice whispered again. “Well, I will do it, but what catastrophe you are talking about?”.

 

 

 

  • Dad? - the son said- Are you ok?

 

 

 

Camil looked at his son and astonished saw an erupting volcano; he had never seen that phenomenon before.

 

 

 

  • The catastrophe! Camil yelled.

 

 

 

They ran to the lake and jumped in, swam to the bottom and waited there. Through the water they could see the dinosaurs running, the lava oozing, some stones falling from the sky. There was a very big disaster. The catastrophe lasted weeks, they went to the top in order to take more oxygen and swim back to the bottom, some days Camil left for food. They got used to living in the water and were almost alone for many years. Now are one of the few dinosaurs that we know, crocodiles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is a fable that we created for a english class exam. We want to show how the selfish and the envy can provoke very very bad things. Sometimes even the death.

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The Little Blue Bird

Jessica Mayte Galicia Ordaz    A01270469

Victor Manuel Gonzalez Rios   A00813200

 

The little blue bird

 

Thirteen years ago the council of Gods decided to give life to a strange planet name Earth. This planet was different from others because it was filled with oceans, lakes, rivers, fertile green valleys, mountains and blue skies. The council decided to start by giving life to little living creatures. The Gods wanted to be an equal and happy world. “We should start by deciding what creatures should live first” said one God. The first God reply “We should give life to red birds, so the blue skies can be filled”. Suddenly the second God say out loud “The green valleys should be filled with squirrels, so they can make trees grow up high”. The third God say “The great rivers, lakes and oceans must be filled with fishes, so they can swim across the world”. The Gods give live to the red birds, the squirrels and the fishes. But, then a wise God made a request by saying “We should also give life to a blue bird, if you want an equal world we should test all your living creatures and prove if they can live in harmony”. After hours of discussing this matter, they decided that they were going to give life to only one blue bird.

On Earth, the little blue bird found himself alone. He decided to search for company so he went to talk to the red birds; he notices they fly like him. They were singing and when he approaches to them they start laughing because he was an ugly bird compared to their bright red feathers. The little blue bird felt lonely so he decided to talk to the squirrels; he notices they also live in trees like him. They were eating and when the blue bird approached to them the squirrels started throwing nuts at him because they were jealous that he could fly. The little blue bird felt sad so he decided to talk to the fishes; he noticed they also hated being alone. They were playing and when he approaches to them, they ignored him because they couldn’t understand what he was saying due to the water blocking the noise. After spending some time alone the little blue bird realized that he doesn’t need to fit in, he just needs to lean how to communicate with others. The day after he taught the red birds how to sing a different song, he thought the squirrel how to search for the biggest nuts, and at last he taught the fish how to jump over the water so they could listen to other animals. The little blue bird felt happy, because now he is accepted by other the way he is and not by the way he has to be.

The gods noticed that even though the little blue bird was lonely he was happy with himself knowing that he was unique, they understood that its not about making everybody equal and with the same personality, but how to learn to live in harmony with each other. It was in that moment that they decided to give life to other species to live in harmony with each other and the world.

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Amanda and the Sea.

Once upon a time in a faraway land under the sea there was a mermaid named Amanda. She had lost both of her parents during a devastating oil spilt many years ago. From that day on she has lived with her aunt Kara, who was her late mother’s sister. Ever since her parents died she had promised herself that one day she would find the animals responsible for their death and for ruining the sea. She spent every day figuring out how she was going to escape from Aunt Kara’s house and swim away to the ocean’s limits. She wanted to see the world and the creatures that had destroyed her life, or what she knew as life. Before the terrible accident, the place where she lived was full of colors, love, fairness and happy sea animals. Every day she would get up and swam to school with her friends. Sadly, one day during her way back home she began to see how every single color in her world was gone. There were no colors left in the oceans streets, neither all the sea vegetation nor friends she greeted every day. When Amanda finally managed to get home, she found herself in a black and grey blur that was nothing comparable to her house. Looking for her parents was meaningless; it was obvious they had not survived the oil spilt. She felt confused and angry at the same time. She could not bare the thought of knowing that in a blink of an eye almost everything was gone along with her parents. It had been the end, the end of her known world, her family and friends. And so she swam, until she saw a little fish, when she reached him she said to him:
“Hey You! Oh my god, are you ok? Damn I haven’t seen anything more than death and misery! What’s your name?” Amanda said.
“Hey my name is Nemo, I can’t find my father! There’s nothing left of my home!”
“Me too, my dolphin friend Fliper just died! Why is it so dark? And what is that putrid smell?”< /span>
“I think is the bodies” Nemo said
“We should go, maybe we can still die if we are here, and I don’t want that”
“Who did this to us? This isn’t fair, I want revenge!”
“I want revenge to Nemo, but I think this was the humans fault!”
“The humans again? When are going to leave us alone? We have done nothing to them and they still ruin our home!”
“I know Nemo, I know, one of these days we will have our revenge on them but until…Nemo? Where are you going?”
“Out of here, I don’t want to be here!”
“WAIT FOR ME!”
And so they went, with their home destroyed and no family left, they never stopped swimming, they never stopped searching for a new home, a place that they, sadly, never found.

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The Mice and The Snake.

Good and Bad / The World/ The mouse and the snake
Two Gods had made a world together but they did not agreed in much and they thought very different. In this world some species followed what the good God said and other followed the bad God, and that was how the world worked. There was the snake family who obeyed the bad God and had to attack other animals and fight all the time; and there was the mice family that followed the good God and were always happy and living in harmony. The problem was that the mice were always scared that one day the snake will eat them. Around the same date the mice and the snake family had a baby. Neither of them knew because even though they lived in the same world they never talk or share. One day the little baby mouse was walking in the forest looking for her house and she realized she was lost. After walking and walking she heard a noise in the bushes and was terrified. Trying to hide in the bushes was a baby snake; he was scared of the mouse too. When the mouse realized that it was just a little snake she asked him “Why are you hiding? You should be trying to eat me. Isn´t that what your God tells you to do?” The snake was not sure what to do but he was sure he did not what to eat the mouse that looked around his age. The snake knew he was not allowed to talk to his prey but he did and exception.
“This is my first hunting day and I don´t want to eat other animals, I don´t know what to do” said the snake a little embarrassed.
“Well I am glad you don´t want to eat me but your God is not going to be happy about this.” said the mouse.
“I know that, that is why I am not telling anyone” said the snake a little angry. “Any way, what are you doing here so far in the forest?”
“I got lost and I don´t remember where my house is” said the mouse.
After talking a little more the snake told the mouse he could take her back to her house and promise he would not tell anyone where she lived as long as she kept his secret. They thought everything was that easy but the Gods found out and called for a meeting in the top of the forest mountain. The bad God was so angry he wanted to kill all mice in the world. After the little mouse and snake explained what had happen in the forest the Gods came to an agreement that all species should be good and bad in a balanced way and this way the world will be a better place.

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Bryan the crocodile (Fable)

Long time ago the World was divided in 3 Kingdoms: the air kingdom, the earth kingdom and the water kingdom. In every kingdom, there lived animals; the air kingdom was inhabited by birds; the earth kingdom was inhabited by almost any kind of animal: elephants, rabbits, (etc.), and even by humans; and the water kingdom, which was inhabited mostly by fish, but it was the home for some other animals, like crocodiles. Each kingdom had its own rules, but the main rule in the 3 kingdoms was that the animals living in a kingdom were not permitted to leave their kingdom. This rule was made by the Kings, because they didn’t want any kind of intruder.

One day, a crocodile named Bryan, heard that some dolphins had swam to the surface of the water, he was so curious that he swam from his swamp to the ocean in search for some answers for his questions. He had always wondered why couldn’t he leave the water?, what was at the other side of the water?, he had heard when he was a baby that in the other side of the water some monsters lived. When he arrived to the ocean, he was able to hear the sound of the dolphins singing, he rush to them, and started to question them what had they seen when they went to the surface, the dolphins said that they were not able to describe the world that was out there, because they had never saw something like that before. Bryan couldn’t sleep that night, his curiosity couldn’t let him thing in something but the other side of the water.

At the next day Bryan wasn’t able to control his curiosity, so he swam to the surface, even that he knew he was not allowed to do this, he peeked, but he wasn’t able to se, because he had small eyes. So he encouraged himself and he swam out of the water. He had a hard time trying to adapt to that new environment, he had never walked, and he was dragging himself. Next to him, there was a bunny, but Bryan hadn’t noticed it. The bunny was searching for some roots and branches to eat, and it saw Bryan’s fingers, so he thought they were some kind of root, so the bunny bitted Bryan’s fingers, Bryan’s reaction was to kick the bunny, but Bryan was so strong that by kicking the bunny he knocked it out. The bunny was not alone, he was with his friend the squirrel, the squirrel asked Bryan from where he was, because he had never seen someone like him. Bryan didn’t knew what to answer. The squirrel called the police, and they took Bryan to the Lion (the earth’s king), the Lion knew all the earth species, but didn’t recognize Bryan, because he was not an earth animal, he belonged to the water, so the Lion asked Bryan who he was and where does he came from. Bryan answered that he was a crocodile, and that he was from the Water’s Kingdom. The Lion was furious, how could a water’s creature dare to enter his Kingdom, and to beat one of his subjects. So the Lions declare the war to the Water Kingdome, and it was the end of a peaceful world.

- by Rubén Eugenio Cantú Vota & Daniela Rangel Huizar.

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