Terrapin

The turtle that couldn't swim

Terrapin

Terrapin, The Turtle that couldn't swim

One day terrapin came out of his home and walked to the pond where all the turtles would swim all day.Terrapin felt left out because he did not know how to swim. All he could do is watch the other turtles splash around in the water, seeming to be having the most wonderful time of their lives . Terrapin was tired of this!!!! He knew That He wanted a change in his life. He wanted to learn how to swim. He was tired of the way his fellow pond dwellers were looking at him. He was known as Terrapin, "The turtle that couldn't swim". So what did Terrapin do? He decided to take action. He decided to reach out to a much wiser person than he was. He knew from hearing the other animals talk that the owl was the wisest animal in the forest, so Terrapin set out to meet Mr Owl. Terrapin went to a dark place a little further away form the pond just a little further past the brush. Once terrapin saw Mr Owl he walked up to to him and said, "Mr owl"" My name is Terrapin"" They call me terrapin"" the turtle that can't swim". "I have come here to ask you, Mr Owl, the wisest animal in the forest if you would teach me how to swim." The owl being full of kindness and age replied to him, "why of course".He then instructed Terrapin." Lie down on your belly, Yeah like that, That's good.""Now Flap your arms and legs,Yeah, That's right use your claws. Terrapin Did everything his elder commanded. All of a sudden, The Owl said to Terrapin," Ok your done." Terrapin was confused and now was in a hole from flapping his legs and claws into the dirt. Terrapin Walked over to Mr Owl And said , "I'm done? That's it?" The owl then looked at him and said,"So, what did you learn?" Terrapin still seemed puzzled. The owl continued," Terrapin, You are a Digger." When Terrapin realized his new talent and purpose he he smiled at Mr Owl. Mr Owl then smiled back... Comment on your philosophy on the moral to this story. -Eddie pierce

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