Saturday, January 22, 2011

Story - The Crow and The Water Jug

This week's story is an Aesop fable called "The Crow and the Water Jug".

It was interesting to notice that a few of the children that normally have a difficult time sitting through story that their attention was grabbed when I put on the hat and the feather boa. They quietly sat through the whole story.

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A Crow, half-dead with thirst, came upon a Waterjug which had once been full of water; but when the Crow put its beak into the mouth of the Waterjug he found that only very little water was left in it, and that he could not reach far enough down to get at it. He tried, and he tried, but at last had to give up in despair. Then he tried to push the jug over but he wasn't strong enough.  When he was about to give up another thought came to him, and he took a pebble and dropped it into the Waterjug. Then he took another pebble and dropped it into the Waterjug. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Waterjug. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Waterjug. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Waterjug. Then he took another pebble and dropped that into the Waterjug. At last, at last, he saw the water mount up near him, and after casting in a few more pebbles he was able to quench his thirst and save his life.
Little by little does the trick.

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