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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:16 am    Post subject: Life Lessons  Reply with quote



Life Lessons: The Little Red Hen - Two Versions

Have you ever worked hard on a project and found that no one would help you? Then when you got it all done, suddenly everyone wanted to participate, or use your creation? You have something in common with a little Red Hen. Read the story and see if itís like an experience you might have had.
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The original version of this charming story - 1874

One day as the Little Red Hen was scratching in a field, she found a grain of wheat.

† †"This wheat should be planted," she said. "Who will plant this grain of wheat?"

† †"Not I," said the Duck.

† †"Not I," said the Cat.

† †"Not I," said the Dog.

† †"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

Soon the wheat grew to be tall and yellow.

† †"The wheat is ripe," said the Little Red Hen 5ac . "Who will cut the wheat?"

† †"Not I," said the Duck.

† †"Not I," said the Cat.

† †"Not I," said the Dog.

† †"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

When the wheat was cut, the Little Red Hen said, "Who will thresh the wheat?"

† †"Not I," said the Duck.

† †"Not I," said the Cat.

† †"Not I," said the Dog.

† †"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

When the wheat was threshed, the Little Red Hen said, "Who will take this wheat to the mill?"

† †"Not I," said the Duck.

† †"Not I," said the Cat.

† †"Not I," said the Dog.

† †"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did. 5e0

She took the wheat to the mill and had it ground into flour. Then she said, "Who will make this flour into bread?"

† †"Not I," said the Duck.

† †"Not I," said the Cat.

† †"Not I," said the Dog.

† †"Then I will," said the Little Red Hen. And she did.

She made and baked the bread. Then she said, "Who will eat this bread?"

† †"Oh! I will," said the Duck.

† †"And I will," said the Cat.

† †"And I will," said the Dog.

† †"No, No!" said the Little Red Hen. "I will do that." And she did.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Modern Version - Something to Think About:  

Once upon a time, on a farm in Texas, there was a little red hen who scratched about the barnyard until she uncovered quite a few grains of wheat.

She called all of her neighbors together and said, "If we plant this wheat, we shall have bread to eat. Who will help me plant it?"
"Not I," said the cow.
"Not I," said the duck.
"Not I," said the pig.
"Not I," said the goose.
Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen. And so she did;

The wheat grew very tall and ripened into golden grain.

"Who will help me reap my wheat?" asked the little red hen.

"Not I," said the duck.
"Out of my classification," said the pig.
"I'd lose my seniority," said the cow.
"I'd lose my unemployment compensation," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen, and so she did.

At last it came time to bake the bread.

"Who will help me bake the bread! ?" asked the little red hen.

"That would be overtime for me," said the cow.
"I'd lose my welfare benefits," said the duck.
"I'm a dropout and never learned how," said the pig.
"If I'm to be the only helper, that's discrimination," said the goose.

"Then I will do it by myself," said the little red hen. She baked five loaves and held them up for all of her neighbors to see. They wanted some and, in fact, demanded a share. But the little red hen said, "No, I shall eat all five loaves."

"Excess profits!" cried the cow.
"Capitalist leech!" screamed the duck.
"I demand equal rights!" yelled the goose.
The pig just grunted in disdain.

And they all painted "Unfair!" picket signs and marched around and around the little red hen, shouting obscenities.

Then a government agent came, he said to the little red hen, "You must not be so greedy."

"But I earned the bread," said the little red hen.

"Exactly," said the agent. "That is what makes our free enterprise system so wonderful. Anyone in the barnyard can earn as much as he wants. But under our modern government regulations, the productive workers must divide the fruits of their labor with those who are lazy and idle,"

And they all lived happily ever after, including the little red hen, who smiled and clucked, "I am grateful, for now I truly understand,"

But her neighbors became quite disappointed in her. She never again baked bread because she joined the "party" and got her bread free. And all the liberal minded folks smiled. 'Fairness' had been established. Individual initiative had died, but nobody noticed; perhaps no one cared.....as long as there was free bread that "the rich" were paying for.
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