It was early morning and time for the goats to graze. Little Goat and his mother were following the flock to the field when they bypassed a stream. |
One of the dogs which was guarding the flock said, "Anyone who is thirsty may stop for a drink. I will stand guard over you." |
Little Goat was thirsty, so he crossed over to the stream. Just as he was about todrink from the stream, Little Goat saw his own reflection in the water. There, right on his head, were two newly grown horns! Little Goat was so excited that he jumped up and cried, "I’ve got horns! I’ve got horns!" |
He quickly ran over to his mother and showed her his newly grown horns. |
"That’s great, dear," said his mother. "But your horns are still tiny. So, don’t wander away from the dogsor the wolf will catch you". |
But Little Goat wouldn’t listen. "I’m not scared of the wolf anymore! I’ve got horns! I will fight him if he comes close!" |
Soon, it was late afternoon and the dogs were ushering the flock back home. |
As usual, Little Goat’s mother called out to her son, "Come to mommy, dear! It’s time to go home!" |
But this time, Little Goat would not listen: |
"I’vegot horns!" Little Goat thought to himself. "I’m a big goat now and I’m not scared of the wolf. I will eat some more grass and then I will grow bigger!" |
So, Little Goat kept nibbling on the grass while the flock started their journey home. |
Suddenly, a big shadow loomed over Little Goat. When he looked up, Little Goat was very frightened. It was a very big wolf! |
Little Goat ran wildlyabout the field, screaming for his mother. But all the goats had gone home, and so had the dogs. |
The wolf sprang before Little Goat and grinned. "Hello, little fellow. You look so irresistible!" |
Little Goat knew he could not outrun the wolf, so he said, "Please, Mr Wolf. I know you are going to eat me. But could you please grant me a wish?" |
"A wish?" smiled the wolf. "What wish, mylittle sweetie?" |
"I would love to hear some beautiful music before I die, so could you please sing me a song?" |
The wolf thought for a while and said, "A song before a feast? I love that!" |
So, the wolf began piping away. But little did he realise that the flock and the dogs had not gone far. |
Soon, two of the dogs among the flock had heard the wolf’s piping. They recognised that itwas a song a wolf sang before a feast. Immediately, the two dogs rushed back to the field. |
When the wolf saw the dogs coming, he ran away as fast as he could. "Why didn’t I just shut up and eat that goat?" the wolf cursed himself. |
PUPPIES FOR SALE - inspirational stories, motivational stories,
A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted a sign advertising the pups and setabout Nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the post, he Felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the Eyes of a little boy.
Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."
"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."
The boy dropped hishead for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"
"Sure," said the farmer.
And with that he let out a whistle,"Here,Dolly!" he called.
Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur. The little boy pressed his face against thechain link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this One noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up....
"I want that one," the little boy...