Last week, we said that Jimmy the pig learned the lesson that you don’t reap anything if you don’t put in any effort.
This week, Victor and Pandora are going hiking, but it’s always a little dull, so Victor made a suggestion: “Why don’t we have a competition to see who can make it to the top first?”
Pandora thought for a moment, then said, “But you’re more limber. My legs make me a little clumsier. I can’t go as fast as you!”
“Are you afraid?”
“I – I – I… I’m not afraid! I won’t give up so easily!”
“Okay! Then let’s see! 1 – 2 – 3… GO!”
They climbed with all their strength. Victor was very fast, and after half an hour, he had left Pandora way behind. He turned around to look back at Pandora, and he felt very proud of himself. “Surely at her speed, she won’t be able to catch me,” he thought.
So Victor went to eat some peaches. There was a light breeze. Victor stretched and thought, “Now I’m full. A nap would be perfect.” He lay down under a tree and fell asleep.
At this time, though, Pandora was still climbing. She climbed, and climbed, and climbed! Before long, she was finally at Victor’s side. She saw him sleeping comfortably, and she also wanted to rest, but she knew that Victor was faster than her, and the only way she could win was if she kept climbing.
So she kept climbing, and finally made it to the top of the mountain. But what about Victor? He discovered as soon as he woke up that Pandora was nowhere to be found. He raised his head to look up, and he was shocked! Pandora had already made it to the top! He regretted his nap!
Victor learned how important it is to work hard, and not to underestimate others. He was determined to do better next time!
A new classmate would be coming to the school soon. What will happen? Let’s find out next week.
Goodnight and sweet dreams.