TEASER, whole fable in book
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* after a word means you can find an explanation under the fable
The hare had been away and was now coming home. He whizzed into the animal forest and almost bumped into the dromedary who was taking a long hike while singing a cheerful tune.
“Hi dromedary,” said the hare, “will you come to my party?”
“Ah,” said the dromedary, “you’re back again.”
The hare also invited some other animals by whispering in the horn:
I’m back again, will you come to my homecoming party?
“Oh, my goodness,” sighed the dragonfly, who heard it in her horn, “he comes home so often, what on earth am I to bring to the party this time?”
“Yourself,” said the dove, “that’s enough.”
“Ah, yeah,” said the dragonfly, “but I am always lost when I need to find myself.”
“Oh”, mumbled the sheep and thought about a fifth leg.*
Everybody was meeting up at the house of the hare, who whizzed around a bit uneasy the first day after coming home, but still neatly provided everybody with food and drinks.
In Dutch we have a saying: I search a sheep with 5 legs; meaning you are looking for a person who is very versatile in their talents, asking the (almost) impossible combination of competences.
This is first mentioned in the fable SIMPLY
You can continue reading in my book with fables that is published by BoekScout and can be found in their webshop.
The book is bilingual: Dutch-English and is titled:
HOE HET ZO GEKOMEN IS / HOW IT ALL CAME TO BE
psychologische fabels / psychological fables
*As in all fables, the stories mirror human behaviour. Through the animals’ characters, we actually look at ourselves and our society. The fables are contemplative, yet vivid and quite humorous.*