The scorpion and the turtle. Fables to educate children
The scorpion and the turtle , is a fable that teaches children that you can not change people. We can fool ourselves into thinking that it may be different, but there are people who end up hurting others and even themselves, without caring about the consequences. This classic fable, we also find it
The scorpion and the turtle, is a fable that teaches children that you can not change people. We can fool ourselves into thinking that it may be different, but there are people who end up hurting others and even themselves, without caring about the consequences.
This classic fable, we also find it starring a frog and a scorpion and although its origin is unknown, some think it could have been written by Aesop.
Short stories about the true nature of people
Once upon a time there was a turtle that walked peacefully through the countryside, when suddenly a scorpion called it:
- Come turtle, please.
- What do you want from me ?, said the turtle fearfully.
The scorpion explained that he wanted to cross to the other side of the river but he could not swim, as he was afraid of drowning and he knew that she was a good swimmer, he asked for help to be able to cross the river on his carapace.
- I can not, you are a scorpion and when I get close to you, you will sting me and I will die.
The scorpion defended itself:
- I need to cross to the other side, I'm in a hurry and I can not go around the river, please, help me, I know I'm a scorpion, but it's not my fault that I am what I am.
The turtle continued to refuse, did not finish trusting the scorpion and feared it would sting.
- I propose the following - the scorpion said, approach the shore and I, instead of climbing your legs, I will jump and climb up to your shell. Also, think about this ... if it bites you, you will die and you will sink, if you die, I will drown.
That explanation convinced the turtle that he ended up trusting the scorpion. However, when they reached the middle of the river, the turtle felt a prick in the neck, his whole body began to fall asleep and before drowning he asked:
- Why did you do it?
- I'm sorry, I could not help it, it's in my nature ... the scorpion answered before sinking too.