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"SaY" it with a story: A Field Mouse and a Wolf

One day a little field mouse saw a she-wolf in the shade and quietly she spoke to her, although she was afraid.

I wish that I could be like you, magnificent and bold. You do not fear the darkness and you revel in the cold.

There have been many evenings when I’ve seen you from afar. Running through the shining snow and howling at the stars.

I could never run across a field, I must stay beneath the rocks. Since every passing shadow could be an owl or a hawk.

You are all the things I so wish that I could be. But I’m afraid of EVERYTHING, I’m timid to a T.”

I’m flattered” said the she-wolf but I think that you will find, that it is not a weakness to be gentle, good and kind.

Perhaps you have not heard, but the general consensus, is that I am a common brute - stupid, mean and senseless.

And sometimes I believe it, for although I have my pack, making friends of any sort is a quality I lack.

I’ve been called bad so many times I’m afraid it may be true. Perhaps I’m good in some ways, but the brave one here is you.

The field mouse was astonished, and bashful at the praise. I guess that we are both brave, in our own special ways.

It seems despite appearances that we are two peas in a pod. And I’d really like to be your friend, if you don’t think that’s too odd.

The wolf was overjoyed and said I very much concur!

Now if it doesn’t frighten you, please climb up on my fur.

The shade is getting deeper and the sun is setting soon. If you’d like it I will take you for a run under the moon.

So they set off through the evening, as the day came to an end.

And romped under the starry skies, both made braver by a friend.


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At Spin A Yarn India: our mission is to become the primary outlet of children focused content by encouraging the participation of India’s latent indigenous story telling creativity, knowledge, and culture.

It is through stories that we define our identity, express our history and culture, learn and engage in all aspects of society. Stories are not only the first medium for communication, education and social integration, but are also at the heart of each person’s unique identity, cultural history and memory.

Spin A Yarn India has created a platform to enable “Storytellers” to come together to discover and share their passion for stories. A community of creators, dreamers and explorers united by their love for great stories.

Spin A Yarn India is a partner of the United Nations Indigenous Language and the Bhasha Sangam programs. Spin A Yarn India runs as a social enterprise. Profit is reinvested to support children from underprivileged backgrounds to gain access to books, education and in general to improve the literacy of families across India.


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