(Rabbit hops in the forest. He sees a silver coin on the ground and picks it up)
Rabbit: This is my lucky day! What should I buy? Hmmm… I have to think… I can’t buy a piece of bread… or candies… or cookies… because if I do, I will eat them and then I will have nothing… no food, and no money. Let me see… what can I do?
(He keeps thinking)
Rabbit: I know what to do! I’ll buy a guitar!
(He puts the silver coin in his pocket and walks to the store.)
Clerk: Hello Mr. Rabbit! Are you looking for something special?
Rabbit: Yes! I want to buy a guitar.
Clerk: A guitar? I didn’t know you could play the guitar.
Rabbit: Oh, yes I do… yes, sir!
(The clerk takes a guitar and gives it to the rabbit)
Clerk: This is the best one I have… but I must tell you… it’s very expensive.
(Rabbit takes the guitar. He takes out the silver coin from his pocket and gives it to the clerk)
Clerk: Where did you get this? … Oh, never mind. Enjoy your new guitar!
(The clerk puts the silver coin in his pocket)
Rabbit: Thank you, I will.
(Rabbit leaves the store. He walks to the forest. He sits on a rock and starts to play the guitar. A squirrel, a hare, a deer, a skunk and a fox approach him)
Squirrel: Oh, what a beautiful song!
Hare: Shhh, be quiet!
Deer: Rabbit, where did you get the guitar?
Fox: I didn’t know you could play the guitar.
(Rabbit stops playing the guitar)
Rabbit: Did you like it?
Fox: Yes, we all did.
Skunk: Rabbit, did you know that I can also play the guitar? Let me show you… give me your guitar.
Rabbit: No… sorry, but I won’t.
Skunk: Why not?
Rabbit: Because you can steal it from me.
Skunk: Steal it from you? Why would I?
Rabbit: Because you might like it so much, that probably you will not give it back to me.
Skunk: You hurt my feelings, Rabbit. But I swear I will not steal it from you.
Rabbit: Very well… but just for a few minutes.
(Rabbit gives the guitar to the Skunk. Skunk starts playing the guitar)
Deer: Not bad… not bad.
Squirrel: What’s the name of that song?
Hare: It’s called I Did It My Way.
Rabbit: Yeah, yeah, whatever you say…. it’s enough… give it to me now.
Skunk: Just let me play one more song.
Rabbit: I have to go. Give it to me, Skunk.
Skunk: No, I will not give it back to you.
Skunk: You gave it to me… don’t you remember?
Rabbit: That is not true! I never gave you my guitar!
Skunk: Yes, you did… you told me to keep it.
Deer: You’re lying, Skunk.
Hare: Give it to him.
Squirrel: Don’t cry, Rabbit… soon you will have your guitar…
Fox: Right… Skunk?
Skunk: No! I want to keep playing the guitar. Where should I sit?
(Squirrel, Deer, Hare, and Fox look at each other and smile)
Hare: That is a good place to sit, Skunk.
Fox: Over there.. look!
Skunk: You’re right.
(Skunk sits on the ground near an ant house. He starts to play the guitar)
Deer: You play so beautifully!
(Some ants start to bite Skunk)
Skunk: Take the guitar, Fox!
Fox: What’s wrong?
Skunk: No! No! I hate ants!
(Skunks rolls on the ground frantically. He stands up and runs away)
Squirrel, Hare, Deer, Skunk, Fox: Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha… Good bye, Skunk!
(Fox gives the guitar to Rabbit)
Fox: Play another song, please, Rabbit.
Rabbit: Sure, my friends!
(Rabbit plays the guitar. Squirrel, Hare, Deer, and Fox clap)
Author: Folktale from Mexico
Adapted by K I D S I N C O
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