The Turtle and The Eagle

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THE TURTLE AND THE EAGLE

 

CHARACTERS:

LUCY – (turtle)

SAM – (eagle)

TURTLE 1

TURTLE 2

 

SCRIPT:

 

(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.

 

THE END

 

Author: Aesop Fable

 

Adapted by: K I D S I N C O

 

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