The fox and the partridge. Popular fable of Chile for children
The stories and fables are narrations of facts mostly invented, which encourage the imagination of the smallest, while also serve to reflect on some essential behaviors or values . In this case, we offer you this beautiful folktale from Chile, specifically from a town located in the south of the
The stories and fables are narrations of facts mostly invented, which encourage the imagination of the smallest, while also serve to reflect on some essential behaviors or values .
In this case, we offer you this beautiful folktale from Chile, specifically from a town located in the south of the country, the Mapuche people. The story is 'The Fox and the Partridge'. In this case, the lesson that the fox receives from the partridge, will serve your son to reflect on the value of gratitude. The fox and the partridge, a Chilean story of gratitude for children
The oldest of the Mapuche people tell an incredible story ... There was once a fox, very nice, but with a very big mouth and a horrible voice.
As the fox sang very badly, he could not find a girlfriend. And of course, he did not want to spend the rest of his life alone, so he was desperate for a solution. How could I sing better? The fox tried everything. He practiced, observed the goldfinches to try to copy them, he took many egg yolks to clarify the voice ... but there was no way. And already, desperate,
decided to ask for help. But ... who could get her to sing well? The stretched nightingale? The impetuous cock? After much thought he found the solution: the partridge! All the inhabitants of that place
knew that the partridge was tremendously generous and kind. And besides, he sang very well. So without thinking twice. He went to the house of the speckled partridge. When she saw him appear, she was frightened, but immediately felt sorry for him. - Friend partridge, you have to help me ... I'm desperate!
- But what can I do?
- I need to sing well. If I do not get it, I will not find a girlfriend.
- Ummm ... - thought the partridge - Well, what I see is that you have too big a mouth.
To sing well, you need a smaller mouth. Have you ever noticed that the animals that sing best have a small mouth? - It's true - the fox nodded - But what can I do?
- Calm down, I have the solution. But first ...
what will you give me in return? Because of course, it is a job that needs reward ... - Do not worry, partridge, if you get it to sing well, I'll give you everything you ask me: beautiful dresses, jewelry, shoes ...
- Ah, well, it seems good . I like all that. Wait here that I'll come back soon.
The partridge returned with thread and needle. and the fox got scared:
- But Partridge, what are you going to do? No - Do not fear, it will hardly hurt you.
We need to make the mouth a little smaller ...
And saying this, the partridge began to sew the fox's mouth on both sides. The fox hurt, of course, but as soon as the Seed Partridge finished, he suddenly realized that when he sang, his voice was much prettier. I could finally find a girlfriend! - Thank you, Partridge! I'm going to look for a girlfriend right away! said the fox.
- Wait, Fox! What about my reward?
- Reward? What a materialist you are, Partridge! You should be happy for me ... And be careful, I'm still a fox, and even with the smallest mouth, I can eat you.
The partridge, prey of terror, went flying. And the fox, happy, went home. And because he was tired, he went to sleep.
The partridge passed by and seeing Zorro sleeping, he came up with a way to take revenge on him.
He crept up to his ear and yelled as loud as he could. The fox, frightened, gave a jump and opened all his mouth could to scream. In doing so, all the stitches were released and the mouth split even more, leaving it larger than before.
The partridge left satisfied: the fox now had his lesson. The scar that would remain would make it look like a much bigger mouth and could never sing well.
Reading comprehension questions for your child We suggest you reflect with your child on this story that tells us about an essential value: that of gratitude. Has your child understood the message of this story? Find out with these questions: - Why could not the fox find a girlfriend?
- Who did the fox ask for help?
- What did the Partridge propose to do to make it sing better?
- What did the Partridge ask in exchange for helping him?
- What did the fox do after the Partridge helped him?
- What did the Partridge do to teach the fox a lesson?