The Other Side

Once upon a time, there was a river. The Nile River, to be exact. On one side of the river lived the rabbit, and on the other side lived the bear. One fine day, the bear was sitting on a stump, enjoying his breakfest of berries. Then he heard someone yelling at him. It was the rabbit.

''Hey! Hey, Teddy, get your butt over here. I've got something to show you!''

''Not now! I'm eating.''

''Oh come on!'' said the rabbit. ''It's really important.''

''No way.''

''Please. It's urgent.''

So the bear decided to go all the way over the wide river. It took him all day and all night to get over to the other side. He nearly drowned. And when he finally got there he was groaning and panting, and wheezing for air.

''Well, rabbit,'' he panted. ''What did you want to tell me?''

''Hey, Teddy,'' the rabbit began, ''look how many berries are on the other side of the river.''