Uncle Rabbit and Uncle Tiger
Short tale: Uncle Rabbit and Uncle Tiger
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Venezuelan and Ecuadorian Folktales
The story of Uncle Rabbit and Uncle Tiger is very popular in South American countries such as Venezuela and Ecuador.
It tells us how important intelligence is in the face of brute force.
Uncle Rabbit was lying very quietly on a rock. When, stealthily, Uncle Tiger arrived from behind with very bad intentions. He had wanted to hunt Uncle Rabbit for a long time.
–¡Hello, Uncle Rabbit! -¡I’ve finally caught you! ¡I’m going to devour you!
Uncle Rabbit opened his eyes in fright, and when he saw that it was Uncle Tiger, he answered him:
– Well, you’ll know. I am small and have very little meat.
– I’ll eat you for a snack,” answered Uncle Tiger.
Then, Uncle Rabbit noticed some huge stones on the top of a hill, thought quickly and said to Uncle Tiger, who was already ready to bite him:
– ¡Wait a minute! If you spare my life, I’ll give you one of my cows, they are very fat and will feed you better than me. I have them up that hill.
Uncle Tiger remained thoughtful and said to Uncle Rabbit:
– Ummmmmmmmm. Okay. If you give me a nice fat cow, I’ll spare your life.
Uncle Rabbit was very happy and said:
– Of course, Uncle Tiger. I’ll get it.
And Uncle Rabbit ran up the hill. When he arrived, he shouted:
– ¡Open your arms wide, Uncle Tiger, I’m herding a very fat cow to come down!
Hungry Uncle Tiger opened his arms wide. But Uncle Rabbit, taking advantage of the slope, pushed the biggest stone from the top, which rolled down at full speed.
Uncle Tiger, who was only thinking about the feast he was about to have, did not notice the stone rolling towards him and ¡BANG! It ran over him, leaving him all bruised and battered.
Uncle Rabbit took advantage of the moment to run away from his ferocious enemy and got lost hopping around happily. ¡What a fool this Uncle Tiger is!
Reflection on the story: The story tells us the importance of being cunning and using intelligence to get out of complicated situations. Uncle Rabbit, being a small and weak animal, manages to escape from his strongest enemy, Uncle Tiger, using strategy and cunning instead of physical strength. The story shows us that ingenuity and cunning are valuable tools in life and can help us overcome obstacles and emerge victorious from difficult situations.
In addition, it also teaches us not to underestimate others, as even those who seem weaker may have abilities and strengths that are not visible to the naked eye.
Frequently asked questions about the story Uncle Rabbit and Uncle Tiger
¿Who are the main characters in the story?
The main characters in the story are Uncle Rabbit and Uncle Tiger.
¿Why did Uncle Tiger want to hunt Uncle Rabbit?
Uncle Tiger wanted to hunt Uncle Rabbit because he had been looking for the chance to eat him for a long time.
¿How does Uncle Rabbit manage to escape from Uncle Tiger?
Uncle Rabbit manages to escape from Uncle Tiger by using his cunning and strategy. He tricks Uncle Tiger with a promise of a cow and takes advantage of the slope of the hill to push a large boulder that falls on Uncle Tiger and leaves him bruised.
¿What does the story teach us?
The story teaches us the importance of being cunning and using intelligence to overcome obstacles and emerge victorious from difficult situations. It also shows us that we should not underestimate others, as even those who seem weaker may have skills and strengths that are not visible to the naked eye.
¿What attitude does Uncle Rabbit have when confronted by Uncle Tiger?
Uncle Rabbit displays a cunning and shrewd attitude when confronting Uncle Tiger. Instead of confronting him with physical force, he uses strategy and cunning to trick Uncle Tiger and escape from him.
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