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THE TURTLE AND THE EAGLE
LUCY – (turtle)
SAM – (eagle)
(Lucy and Sam are talking)
SAM: What are you thinking about?.
LUCY: I would like to fly, just like you do.
SAM: Why, Lucy?. Why would you like to fly?.
LUCY: Because walking is boring, and I’m very slow.
SAM: But, you haven’t answered my question, Lucy.
LUCY: Yes, I did. I want to fly because…
SAM: Because you don’t like to walk, because you think it’s boring. Just tell me why you want to fly.
LUCY: Isn’t it the same?.
SAM: No. Try again.
LUCY: I want to fly because it’s not fun being on the ground. Because I take too long to get to any place, and I get tired.
SAM: Here we go again. You told me what you don’t want. Try again.
LUCY: I want to fly, because I want to feel free! I want to see the stars. I want to see everything from above. I want to be just like you!. Oh, if I could just fly at least for a minute. Come on, Sam, teach me how to fly.
SAM: But you don’t have wings so you can’t fly.
LUCY: I could pay you, you know.
SAM: Mmmm… how much can you pay me?.
LUCY: I’ll give you a hundred gold coins.
SAM: Very well, you convinced me.
LUCY: Yes!. Yes!.
SAM: I’ll grab you with my feet, don’t be scared.
(Sam holds Lucy and takes him through the air)
LUCY: This is so fun!. Yeah, this is wonderful!.
SAM: I’m glad that you are enjoying the ride.
LUCY: Oh thank you, thank you, Sam!.
SAM: It’s time to go down.
LUCY: No, wait!. I see a bunch of turtles over there. I want them to see me!.
SAM: Why do you want them to see you?. You wanted to fly just for the fun of it.
LUCY: Well yes, but I’m sure that they are going to be jealous of me.
SAM: Jealous of you?. They are your friends, and true friends don’t get jealous.
LUCY: But I am unique!.
SAM: Don’t be so vain, Lucy.
LUCY: It’s the truth. They will envy me!. They will never get to fly like I do!.
SAM: I don’t like the way you are talking. I’m getting tired of you, so go and fly on your own!.
LUCY: No!. What about the money?.
SAM: I don’t care about the money!. If you want them to see you up in the sky, then show them that you can fly. Have a nice trip!.
(Sam lets Lucy go, and she falls on a mountain and cries)
LUCY: Ouch, ouch!.
(Two turtles approach Lucy)
TURTLE 1: That must have hurt a lot!.
LUCY: Yes it did, but I’m glad that my shell saved my life.
TURTLE 2: I feel sorry for you. If you can hardly walk in the ground, what were you doing in the sky?.
LUCY: I learned my lesson. I have to be happy with what I have.
Author: Aesop Fable
Adapted by: K I D S I N C O
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