sabato 25 settembre 2010

The fisherman and the bear




One fine day an old Maine man was fishing and fishing on his favorite lake and catching nary a thing. Finally, he gave up and walked back along the shore to his fishing shack. When he got close to the front door, he saw it was open. Being of a suspicious nature, he walked to the door quietly and looked inside. There was a big black bear. It was just pulling the cork out of his molasses jug with its teeth. The molasses spilled all over the floor and the bear rubbed his paw in it, smearing it all over.

Well, the old man was not the timid sort. He went to the back of the shack, put his head in the window and gave a loud yell. The bear jumped and ran out the door. It was running strangely. The old man saw that the bear was holding up the foot covered with molasses so it wouldn't get dirty.
The bear ran to the lake shore. Standing on its hind legs, it held up the paw full of molasses. Soon all the flies and bugs and mosquitoes were swarming all over the sticky sweet paw. Then the bear waded into the water with his sticky paw full of bugs. It held the paw out over the water. Suddenly, a big trout came jumping out of the water trying to get to the flies. The bear gave it a swat and it flew to the shore and flopped there. Then another fish jumped into the air after the flies, followed swiftly by another. Every time a fish jumped after his paw, the bear cuffed it ashore. Soon it had a large pile.
Finally, the bear decided he had enough fish and waded to shore. The bear had caught a mess of fish any fisherman would envy. The old man had caught nothing. He watched that bear eat half a dozen trout, his stomach rumbling. All he had for dinner was some bread and what was left of the molasses. Finally the bear paused in his eating, and looked over to the bushes where the old man was hidden. The bear stood up and laid the remaining fish in a row. Then it walked away up the shore. It kept looking back at the bushes where the old man stood.
The old man crept out of the bushes and down to the shore. Sure enough, the bear had left six large trout for him. He looked over at the bear. It was standing at the edge of the wood watching. "Thanks a lot," the old man called to the bear. The bear waved the now-clean paw at the old man and disappeared into the thicket. "Well," said the old man, "That's the first time a bear has ever paid me for my molasses."
The old man never hunted bears again.

21 commenti:

Sylvia ha detto...

What a lovely bedtime story !
Beautiful picture !
Enjoy your weekend,
Sylvia

lapousmor ha detto...

Hi dear Rosarita!


I hope you are well.
This is a really beautiful story. Thanks a lot for sharing.
The bears are big charmers and I love that scenery.

I have been a long time without updating my blog, oops. I'd better do it now before I forget, hehehehehe.

Big hugs,
Sophie.

Ascension ha detto...

Una historia preciosa!!!
Feliz fin de semana.
besitos ascension

Filando Rose e Cuori di Nadia ha detto...

Ciao buona domenica Nadia

p.s. passa da me c'è un pensiero per te.

Pan ha detto...

Wonderful story Rosarita and I love the teddy bear photo :-)

Marijke van Ooijen ha detto...

ohhh...Rosarita this is so sugarsweet...I love this picture of this bear..
Wauww....you blog is so nostalgic!
And I love this beautiful blog.

Marijkexx

Biggibaeren ha detto...

A very, very nice story. Thanks for writing on your blog.

Greetings
Biggi

Mauriceia de Matos ha detto...

Olá flor,

Que lindo trabalho, amei!!!
Já sou sua seguidora.
Que Deus lhes abençoe...beijinhos

http://ateliemagiartesanal.blogspot.com
Sorteio no blog...participe!!!

feltrina ha detto...

Grazie per essere passata da me e aver lasciato tante belle parole
La storia è bellissima!!

gloria ha detto...

desde ya te sigo el blog me perece bellisimo,me encantan los osos y estos son hermosos.un beso

natividad ha detto...

No tengo palabras,¡¡¡¡¡hacia tiempo no tenia un regalo comoeste¡¡
UN SALUDO

La petite couturière ha detto...

That most amazing blog! and bears .. all ... I have no words!
Congratulations!

La petite couturière ha detto...

Rosarita! Thanks for your post! If you liked the blog I invite you to become a follower and so will be added automatically assigned to my posts so that other people can visit you!
A kiss!

Rebel ha detto...

Ciao Rosarita
Grazie per una storia dolce!
Ho messo un link di traduzione nel mio blog per voi. Mi auguro che aiuta.
Cordiali saluti, Rebel

Hello Rosarita
Thank you for a sweet story!
I have placed a translation link in my blog for you. I hope it helps.
Kind regards, Rebel

CatherineLovesRoses ha detto...

Dear Rosarita, What an enchanting blog you have!
Your teddy bears and their sweet stories are so lovely!!!

El Jardin de los Muffins.

Rebel ha detto...

Hello Rosarita,
This is a lovely story, thank you.
Your bears are very, very nice.
I enjoyed your visit to my blog.
Bye for now,
Rebel

Rebel ha detto...

Hello Rosarita,
This is a lovely story, thank you.
Your bears are very, very nice.
I enjoyed your visit to my blog.
Bye for now,
Rebel

Eliana ha detto...

Hola amiguita vuestro Blog es precioso me encanto cuanta ternura he visto Rosarita mucho gusto gracias por seguir mi Blog sea Ud siempre bienvenida hasta pronto.
:0) Eliana de Ecuador

Sesè ha detto...

Che meraviglia i tuoi Teddy bears! Sono così teneri, dolci...
Quando mia figlia era piccola, una vicina le regalò un orsacchiotto (anzi un'orsacchiotta) che lei tiene ancora in camera... Credo sia abbastanza vecchio perchè era della signora in questione già anziana quando glielo donò. Appena posso lo fotografo così te lo mostro.

Ancora complimenti, sei bravissima, una vera artista!
Sesè

jasmin ha detto...

viele Grüße von Jasmin così l'amore dei bambini la domenica, il mio cuore a Teddy, indimenticabile anima ed ora è seduto accanto a me e non in uno stanzino buio o sotto il letto...

potiK&iréM ha detto...

Very beatiful...

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