Episode 3 – The Importance of Being Humble
The Importance of Being Humble
illustration: GEE, geepole.com
voice: Suzy Jurcevic
It was a fine summer day! Jeremy yawned, sitting over his little goofy nest, and wondered what Jonathan, his best friend, was doing. Jonathan was a rabbit and he and Jeremy, a little cute monkey, made a great pair. Jonathan was extremely fond of blueberries and he would often go far and wide to eat his favourite berries.
“Hello Jeremy” cried a voice from under the tree. “How are you doing today and what are your plans for the weekend?”
Jeremy looked down from the tree and realized it was his bestie speaking; a natural smile flitted across his face and before Jonathan could speak again, Jeremy was at his feet.
“I just woke up mate! I thought you would be going out, searching for Blueberries.” Jonathan gave a loud laugh, made a monkey like face and said, “Yeah! I just found out that the berries around the old cave are extremely plump and juicy! Want to come along?”
“Haven’t you heard of Kingsey, the Lion, who lives around the cave?” asks a confused monkey.
“Lion!” repeats a bewildered rabbit; “I am so swift and fast on my feet that no kingsey or Pingsey could touch me, ever!”
“Poor Poor Jonathan!” repeats Jeremy scratching his head; “Don’t let pride get to your head. You might be faster than any being alive but humility is more important a jewel to have in one’s crown”
The Rabbit without saying another word springs towards the old cave; his heart thumping in anticipation of the fruity berries. As he reaches the lovely sight, his mouth dripping saliva, he heard a voice coming straight from the cave. “Wait” said the voice, “answer me before you touch any of the berries”
“Go ahead!” said the rabbit. The voice asked a riddle, “Tell me, what is faster than wind?” The Rabbit thought for a while and when he could no answer, he ignored the voice, all together. He sprawled in the warm Sun and began to eat the berries. The Lion got so enraged at this sight that he suddenly came out of the dark cave and directly pounced on the rabbit. The rabbit fainted in the first blow but before the lion could touch him again, Jeremy appeared and tried appeasing the king with his entertaining summersaults.
“Who are you?” asked the Lion. “Well, I am Jonathan’s friend and I shall answer on his behalf” replied the monkey. “Then you answer me! What is faster than wind?”
“The Mind!” replied the monkey. The Lion smiled and allowed the monkey to carry his old friend home. When the rabbit got conscious, he asked Jeremy about their escape. Jeremy politely told his dear friend to remember the saying, “don’t think less of yourself but think of yourself less.”
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