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The Greedy Rabbit
By Malcolm Callaghan

  There once was a very greedy rabbit. One day he challenged a cheetah to a race. This was very deep in the forest. While the cheetah and the rabbit were walking, they met up with a turtle. They asked him to come along and he agreed.

When they got to the edge of the forest, the turtle asked if he could race. The rabbit said, "No." The rabbit and the cheetah told the turtle to be the referee while they raced. The turtle said, "Yes."

When the race started, the rabbit tripped. The turtle told the rabbit that the race must continue. There was no way for him to catch up, so the rabbit just let the cheetah win.

They raced again. The rabbit said to the cheetah, "You have to let me win!" But the cheetah did not let him win. The rabbit got mad and ran back to his home, never to be seen again.

The moral is if you give someone something, don’t expect something back all the time.


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