The Bragging Grasshopper

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The Bragging Grasshopper

On a beautiful, sunny day, a small, bright green grasshopper was sitting in a lush meadow. He felt very comfortable and especially safe in his surroundings. The bees and bumblebees were buzzing around him. Beautiful, colorful butterflies danced from one delightfully fragrant flower to another. 

The grasshopper watched a small field mouse. It seemed very restless and excited and was looking back and to the side. It was constantly looking for a new hiding place because it was afraid of the fox that roamed the meadow.

“No one will discover me here!” the grasshopper shouted. “When I sit on a blade of grass, no one can see me, because I am as green as the grasses around me!” he warbled to himself.

“I’m invisible to everyone! I feel sooo… free! I can sit here, dance, sing, and jump! No one will find me here! I have the best camouflage in the whole world!” He shouted in the direction of the little, frightened mouse.

Out of his mind with bragging, the grasshopper didn’t even notice how someone as green as the grass was getting closer and closer.

Before the grasshopper could even sense the danger, the little field mouse whistled loudly. “Grasshopper, watch out! There’s a frog in the grass that wants to eat you!”

The grasshopper noticed the frog and was able to get to safety just in time. He hopped over to the little field mouse. “Thank you, little mouse! You saved me with your caution! Next time I won’t brag so much, but I will be mindful.” Relieved, the grasshopper and the little field mouse hid under a rock until the frog and the fox moved away.

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