Project 4: (Not Aesop’s) Fable
The Cat and the Aye-Aye
A Cat, proud of its agility and light step, decided to climb a steep, rocky mountain one day. As it leaped nimbly from boulder to boulder, an Aye-Aye watching from a nearby tree called out, “Watch out for the falling rocks.” The prideful Cat grew offended at this and ignored the Aye-Aye’s warning, pretending not to hear, and continued to crawl upwards. Moving easily skyward, the Cat started to purr to itself as it climbed higher and higher, but as the mountain’s peak came into view, a large stone suddenly rolled out unexpectedly and caught one of the Cat’s paws, trapping it between two boulders. Stuck under the rock, the Cat tried pulling free, but its leg was caught fast. Finally giving up in despair, the Cat cried out in a loud and terrible voice, but its cry echoed around with nobody around to hear it. Just as the Cat began to lose hope, it heard the Aye-Aye calling, “If you had listened when I warned you, you would not be stuck.” And climbing up the mountain, the Aye-Aye released the Cat, who hung its head in shame as it walked away.
“… whoever hates correction is stupid.” -Proverbs 12:1
(Note: Gotta love this verse… and if you have no idea what an Aye-Aye is, look it up, because it. is. awesome.)